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3-2-1: The antidote to a bad day, teaching, and the healing power of story

read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | OCTOBER 7, 2021

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…

3 Ideas From Me


“There is a difference between moving fast and rushing.

You can move fast and be thoughtful. When you rush, you sacrifice thoughtfulness.

Conversely, when you are thoughtful but not moving fast, you are overthinking it. Procrastination in disguise.

Don’t rush, but don’t wait.”


“The more you create, the more powerful you become.

The more you consume, the more powerful others become.”

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“The antidote to a bad day is a good workout.”

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2 Quotes From Others


Mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota on teaching:

“A good teacher does not teach facts, he or she teaches enthusiasm, open-mindedness and values.”

Source: Indiscrete Thoughts


Author Karen Blixen on the healing power of story:

“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”

Source: The New York Times Book Review

1 Question For You

What if you stopped trying to think your way through it and started to act your way through it?

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Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the multi-million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the 
Habit Journal

p.s. negotiation tip.

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