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

— James Clear

Referenced on: Read later reimagined

Progress, not perfection, is what we should be asking of ourselves.

— Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Referenced on: W43 and 44 2023

The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.

— Marcus Aurelius

Referenced on: Overcoming my procrastination

It’s like you’re going to hire a trainer to get in shape, and he comes over, and you go, “How long is the session?” And he goes, “It’s open-ended.” Forget it. I’m not doing it. It’s over right there. You’ve got to control what your brain can take.

Referenced on: Overcoming my procrastination

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

— William Shakespeare

Referenced on: W42 2023