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Loved this explanation of progress studies from @jasoncrawford: “Progress is real and important, but it is not automatic or inevitable. It is something that comes about in significant part because of human agency — because we choose to pursue it.” pic.twitter.com/pefJa5OWeW

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Progress is real and important, but it is not automatic or inevitable. It is something that comes about in significant part because of human agency — because we choose to pursue it.”

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"Being underestimated is a gift. You don’t have to find motivation." –@JamesClear I concur with the description of James' weekly email ... “The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

"Too often, we fall into an all-or-nothing cycle with our habits. The problem is not slipping up; the problem is thinking that if you can’t do something perfectly, then you shouldn’t do it at all." –@JamesClear

All the best things are usually free, just like @JamesClear's 3-2-1 newsletter. Just caught up with the last 3 editions, and this quote is so on point "You can either be judged because you created something or ignored because you left your greatness inside of you. Your call."

"The bad days are more important than the good days. If you write or exercise or meditate or cook when you don't feel like it, then you maintain the habit. And if you maintain the habit, then all you need is time." –@JamesClear

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” —F.M. Alexander

“If you want to look good in front of thousands, you have to outwork thousands in front of nobody.” —Damian Lillard

“Time magnifies the margin between success and failure. It will multiply whatever you feed it. Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.” - Atomic Habits by James Clear

Thinking about these quotes today... "Information is the resolution of uncertainty." —Claude Shannon "Uncertainty is the awareness of ignorance." —@AmuseChimp

“Your favorite authors’ first drafts are bad—no better than yours.” —Julian Shapiro Your favorite athlete's first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef's first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist’s first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going

"Most advice isn't helpful because people are just trying to fix their own story." —Mike Pacchione (@mpacc)

I love "Atomic Habits" by @JamesClear - this is solid gold: "Too often, we fall into an all-or-nothing cycle with our habits...You don’t realize how valuable it is to just show up on your bad (or busy) days. Lost days hurt you more than successful days help you."

"When your mind isn't where you want it to be, use your body to control your mind." — Dr. Andrew Huberman (@hubermanlab) Find our full conversation here: tim.blog/2021/07/06/and… pic.twitter.com/095R9DgeWT

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” — Anne Lamott (@ANNELAMOTT) tim.blog/2021/07/09/ann…

“Language can become a screen which stands between the thinker and reality. This is the reason why true creativity often starts where language ends.” — Arthur Koestler

“All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” — Jorge Luis Borges

"Money comes and goes. Time only goes." — B. Jeffrey Madoff (@Jeff_Madoff) Listen to my interview with Jeffrey here: tim.blog/2021/08/11/b-j…

"If you focus on what you have you gain what you lack. If you focus on what you lack you lose what you have." [Link at quote] - @tferriss with @GregoryMcKeown pca.st/sfpltsot#t=4568

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"Build software that automates your job and then sell it back to your employer." - h/t @shl

“Investors get into trouble when they only make bets that make them look sophisticated—at the expense of something that looks too obvious or available.” - an unnamed investor who’s largest holding was bitcoin, a couple years ago.

For moral behaviors, try nouns > verbs. Instead of “that was so generous” try “YOU are so generous” "When our actions become a reflection of our character, we lean more heavily toward the moral and generous choices. Over time it can become part of us." — @AdamMGrant

Teach kids to think like fact-checkers: 1. Interrogate information instead of simply consuming it 🔎 2. Reject rank and popularity as a proxy for reliability 🙅🏽‍♀️ 3. Understand that the sender of information is often not its source 🤔 From Think Again by @AdamMGrant

The teacher learns more than the student. The author learns more than the reader. The speaker learns more than the attendee. The way to learn is by doing. –@JamesClear

"If you’re running an institution based on compliance and obedience, you don’t reach for motivation as a tool."— Seth Godin.  Learning is driven by curiosity, not fear.

Control leads to compliance. Autonomy leads to engagement. —@DanielPink We can’t force kids to learn. We can only inspire them to learn on their own.

“I wouldn't want to work on anything I didn't want to take over my life.” — @paulg What if work and school revolved around projects—not curriculums, quotas, or tasks? 🧵👇🏼

The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for *invention* rather than provide ready-made knowledge. —Seymour Papert

"What is that perfect state of challenge that brings out the best in us, so we're fully focusing our attention, feeling optimistic that we can succeed, but also curious because we're not sure and we feel like there's room for growth and personal development." — @avantgame