James Clear. Newsletter


 

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question for the week…

3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

Mastery requires both impatience and patience.

The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day.

The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate, and to trust the process.

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WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Mendacious
men-dey-shəs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
1

Frequently dishonest or deceitful

2

Untrue

Examples of Mendacious in a sentence

“If you weren’t so mendacious, I would be more inclined to believe your story.”

“Her mendacious words were delivered with conviction, but there was no truth behind any of it.”

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Ephemeral
ə-fem-ər-əl
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, 16th century
1

Fleeting or short-lived

2

Lasting for a single day

Examples of Ephemeral in a sentence

“My ephemeral romance lasted only through the summer, but I’ll always treasure it.”

“Fads are ephemeral — they’re popular for a short time before the masses move on to the next big thing.”

WORD OF THE DAY


Milquetoast
milk-tōst
Part of speech: noun
Origin: American English, 1924
1

A timid or meek individual

2

Someone who is not assertive

Examples of Milquetoast in a sentence

“I love Jerry, but he can be a bit of a milquetoast when it comes to standing up for himself.”

“Don’t be such a milquetoast — go out there and tell them what you want.”