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3–2–1; Life Is Non Linear

3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, 1 Question.

Inspired by James Clear’s ‘3–2–1’ Newsletter, author of Atomic Habits.

Photo by Varya Lapina on Unsplash


I. Enable Your Virtues To Shine

You must enable your virtues to shine.

You must enable, encourage and support your virtues to flourish.

There is no need to extinguish yourself — enable yourself to shine!

Do Not Be Your Own Enemy

No matter what you do, you cannot be your own enemy.

You cannot get in the way of your own success and greatness!

When it comes to your virtues, you must allow them to shine bright.

Further, rather than just allowing it, you must encourage and support it.

You must encourage your virtues to shine brightly.

You must let your truth, justice and self control shine!

II. What Time Off Is For

Time Off Is For Improvement

Time off is for improvement.

Time off is for growth.

Time off is for development.

This is all achieved through work and study.


As Seneca outlines — leisure without study is death.

You need to dedicate your time to something beneficial and long-lasting.

You need to dedicate some of your time to bettering yourself!


There’s a great deal of ways that you can engage in study and improvement!

Ways such as;

  • Pick up and read 20 pages of a book
  • Try a new recipe
  • Visit a monument
  • Sign up for an online course

Ways such as these, and others, encourage you to learn something new!

This is a great way to use your time.

Not Just Leisure

Time off is not just for leisure.

Leisure activities can and should be included, but they should not be the sole focus!

Time off is not just for leisure.

Time off is not just for sleeping in, relaxing and doing little to nothing.

A great deal of time off is leisure, and that should be embraced; everyone needs time to do nothing.

However, that is not the only focus.

You must dedicate some of that time to growth and development too!

III. The Most Valuable Asset

Knowledge Is Valuable

Knowledge is valuable.

Knowledge is your most important asset.

Knowledge is something you can build and depend on.

Knowledge is something that you’ll always have, no matter what.

You Cannot Lose Anything

With knowledge, you cannot lose anything.

With knowledge, you do not depend on chance or fortune.

With knowledge, your goods are held firm.

With knowledge, you have the power.


I. On Problems

Psychologist Carl Jung on outgrowing problems.

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.”

II. On Challenge

Friedrich Nietzsche on life’s challenges and sufferings.

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.


How can you make this new month a great month for growth and development?

Thanks for reading!

Sam. 😆



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Sam M

Sam M


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