Be Ruthless About What You Ignore (James Clear Quote)

Be Ruthless About What You Ignore (James Clear Quote)

Be ruthless about what you ignore quote

“Be ruthless about what you ignore. Time, energy, and resources are so precious. You have to be ferocious about cutting your priorities– more than you realize and certainly more than is comfortable.

You can only deeply commit to a few things. One or two? Maybe three?

Every pretty good, sorta nice, kinda fun thing you abandon is like shedding a weighted vest that lets you move at top speed. You were so busy focusing on how much you could carry, you never realized you could run this fast.”

by James Clear

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  1. Sue+Krevitt 8 months ago

    uh of course so wise difficult, but wise

    Since infinite, divine Intelligence, the One true Mind of us all, is Running The Universe (The One Verse, one Song), why do … we … ok, me! I… keep trying to do this? to carry so many burdens in my vest pockets?? hmmmm?

    Food for thought.

    Thanks, Polly

  2. Isabel 8 months ago

    I shed two people in my life and have been surprised at the sense of relief, not regret. I gave these important relationships my all and they took my all, spilling over the line to abusive. Why did I hold on so long? I thought I could change my brother and I didn’t recognize the abusive nature of a long term friendship.

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      Polly Castor 8 months ago

      So glad you prioritized yourself!

  3. Dilys 8 months ago

    Important message and beautiful artwork! X


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