Monthly Quotes: December 2020


I had a dream

I put my hands

inside my chest

and held my heart

to try to keep it still

Mariko Tamaki, Skim

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


The more pride you have in a particular aspect of your identity, the more motivated you will be to maintain the habits associated with it.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


When you can’t win by being better, you can win by being different.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


We imitate the habits of three groups in particular: The close. The many. The powerful.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Success is the product of daily habits not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It’s one thing to say I’m the type of person who wants this. It’s something very different to say I’m the type of person who is this.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom. We get bored with habits because they stop delighting us. The outcome becomes expected. And as our habits become ordinary, we start derailing our progress to seek novelty.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Good habits can make rational sense, but if they conflict with your identity, you will fail to put them into action.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


With outcome-based habits, the focus is on what you want to achieve. With identity-based habits, the focus is on who you wish to become.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking. It’s not about any single accomplishment. It is about the cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement. Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Your actions reveal how badly you want something. If you keep saying something is a priority but you never act on it, then you don’t really want it. It’s time to have an honest conversation with yourself. Your actions reveal your true motivations.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Once your pride gets involved, you’ll fight tooth and nail to maintain your habits.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


We don’t choose our earliest habits, we imitate them.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


The only way to become excellent is to be endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over. You have to fall in love with boredom.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Missing once is an accident. Missing twice is the start of a new habit.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


We all deal with setbacks but in the long run, the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.

James Clear, Atomic Habits


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