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read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | MARCH 3, 2022

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday!

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

3 Ideas From Me


“Prime your environment to make the next action easy.”

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“You can’t double your intelligence in one hour, but you can use one hour to write something twice as clear. And ideas that are easy to read and easy to understand will make you seem smarter. The better you communicate, the more intelligent you appear.”

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“Your entire life happens inside your body. It’s the one home you will always occupy and can never sell.

But you can renovate it.

If you can only pick one habit to build, exercise might be the one. Everything is downstream from how your body is functioning.”

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2 Quotes From Others


This Portuguese proverb offers a simple recipe for success:

“Think of many things. Do one.”

Source: Cassell’s Book Of Quotations, Proverbs And Household Words


Poet and author Maya Angelou on how to find value in anger:

“I believe in anger. Anger’s like fire, it can burn out all the dross and leave some positive things. But what I don’t believe in is bitterness. Forgiveness is imperative because you don’t want to carry that weight around, who needs to? And it will throw you down. It doesn’t help you to live life. I don’t make myself vulnerable if I can help it.”

Source: Voices of Powerful Women

1 Question For You

Think of something you struggled with in the last year. If you step back and zoom out, what is one lesson you have learned from the experience?

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Until next week,

James ClearAuthor of the #1 worldwide bestseller, Atomic HabitsCreator of the Habit Journal

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