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DJH: do you need to clear the clutter?

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

Recapping this week's DJH

Mindsets for Success


Do the thing

It's easy to email a new person everyday, to build social capital. It takes 5 minutes.
But you don't do it...because it's also easy to not do it.

It's no big deal to do 1 push up a day. It takes 1 second. But you don't do it, because it's also easy to not do it.

The question for your growth is not about easy or hard. It's about the intention and conviction to be a certain type of person. A person who does things. Who will you choose to become?

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Quote of the Week


“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.”

— Gretchen Rubin


Clear the Debris


You can't fly an airplane if the runway isn't clear.

You can't cook a gourmet meal if the kitchen is dirty.

You need to clear the clutter.

That's why Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, says "the professional is tidy."

To create, you need to get rid of the crap in your way, both physical and mental.

Maybe it's as simple as clearing your desk, closing the tabs on your browser, or finally calling the dentist.

Or maybe it's big, like finally ending that relationship that's holding you down.

The point is, you can't fly high if you're feeling burdened.

You won't be inspired to create (be it a blog, or a pitch to your dream company) if your blinded by fog.

It's hard to live with purpose, working towards big visions, if you're overcome by the mundane clutter that's right in front of you.

It's not sexy, but sometimes the first step to a flourishing life is to just clear the debris.

Joel
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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.