James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 16

As gatekeepers decline, status signals shift from the approval of one to the approval of many. Writing Old status: picked by the managing editor New status: picked by thousands of readers Film Old status: movie deal with a big studio New status: watched by millions on YouTube

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 16

Business Old status: a major media feature grants you credibility New status: 1,000 5-star Amazon reviews grant you credibility Modeling Old status: a talent agent makes you a model New status: 1M Instagram followers make you a model Scale is the new status signal.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 16

Many ideas that seem obvious once pointed out remain underutilized and hold tremendous value in daily practice. Smart people will often dismiss ideas as "obvious" or "simple"—yet fail to implement them consistently. Understanding an idea is very different from making use of it.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 17

My email response time is either 3 minutes or 3 months.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 17

Art is anything done with care.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 17

What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom? A few examples: - The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Manual for Living by Epictetus - A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy What else?

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 18

Politics in one paragraph.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 19

Do not wait. If there is something you wish to do, go do it. Death comes for busy people too. It will not pause and return at a more convenient time.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 21

If you do not like your results in a particular area it is rarely your intellect that deserves the blame, but rather where you have directed your intellect. Results are purchased by how you spend your attention.

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James Clear @JamesClear · Oct 21

On the link between habits and identity:

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