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3-2-1: Creativity, taking action, and the two-step process for exceptional results

read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | FEBRUARY 23, 2023

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday!

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

3 Ideas From Me


“The 2-step process for exceptional results:

(1) Spend a little time each day thinking about the highest leverage activity available to you.

(2) Spend a little time each day working on it.”

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“With the creative process, the key is to create a lot and edit a lot.

Make more than you need, then remove everything that isn’t exceptional.”

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“What you do on your ordinary days determines what you can achieve on your extraordinary days.”

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2 Quotes From Others


Novelist Paulo Coelho on taking action:

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

Source: Twitter


Biologist Roger Payne on the power of having your boots on the ground and paying attention:

“Any observant local knows more than any visiting scientist. Always. No exceptions.”

Source: Among Whales

1 Question For You

Is it better to delay getting started by weeks or months so I can be fully prepared? Or is it better to start right now with little to no preparation?

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Until next week,

James ClearAuthor of Atomic Habits and keynote speaker​

p.s. A moment of genius.


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