Daily List

Inspired by Jack Dorsey’s habit of reading a daily list, I decided to create my own Lift app plan to achieve this goal.

Dorsey’s talk at Startup School 2013

Below is the list I read every morning as I leave my apartment. (I’ve added comments to provide context around a few points.)


  • “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  • Do the most important thing first each day.
  • You’re worth it and you can do it.
  • Imagine your desired outcome and work backwards to figure out immediate steps.
  • Meditate on this list.
  • Meditate
  • Replace the word problem with opportunity.
  • Everything is worth it.
  • Love is giving someone the power to destroy you and trusting them not to.
  • Take a deep breath, remember your practice, you’ll be fine.
  • Practice mental noting.
  • Live on.
  • “Pass the coat.”
  • Do small things with great love.
  • “I’m glad you exist.”
  • If you’re not failing, you’re not reaching high enough. Stay hungry. Be true. Dream big.
  • Every decision, experience, success, and failure in life has brought me to this moment.
  • The price of discipline is less than the price of regret.
  • “I never saved anything for the swim back.”
  • Don’t put off until tomorrow, what can be done today. Seriously.
  • Take time to reflect.
  • “Nobody cares about what you didn’t accomplish.”
  • “When you go to work and aren’t a bit nervous that you can’t possibly do your job, find a more challenging one.”

What would your daily list look like? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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