Reading James Clear's 2018 book...
James Clear has a newsletter, too. It’s intense, and I’ve been enjoying it. It’s also short.
Craig Mod’s essay about habits and Atomic Habits. (“The book isn’t a magic pill, but it offers the most coherent explanation and dissection I’ve seen for how success, failure, and habit are intertwined.”)
James Clear’s Atomic Habits, 2018 [James Clear]
Allen Carr’s Stop Drinking Now [Amazon], and my past essays mentioning it:
“There’s something about newsletters that bugs me, and I can’t put my finger on it.” Thought-provoking and very cool-looking multimedia post from Robin Rendle. “It’s almost as if we’ve gone back to reading off parchment after we invented books.”
Great Beauty Uniform interview from runner/Olympian/writer Alexi Pappas on Cup of Jo: “I feel most beautiful, I think, in two scenarios. First, when I’m running in a way where my mind and my body are on the same page. It’s almost like I’m watching myself run from just above, and it’s a beautiful feeling. It’s a flow. It’s graceful. Those times are rare.” I started Pappas’s new book Bravey, which is also excellent. (“Chasing a dream is a never-ending negotiation, as in, you have to keep navigating, pivoting, adapting, and persisting.”)
Related: “What I really enjoyed was coming up with and getting excited about the goal, and setting out on the journey to get there, alongside our fellow members. So what if I didn’t reach it?” I loved this recent installment of the running newsletter The Half Marathoner. “It’s what the aiming does to you that counts — how gathering and focusing your energy makes you better, regardless of the outcome.” (Also great: THM’s subscriber-only installment on Alexi Pappas!)
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