Moving forward with Motion

Hi friend, I’m here to tell you that Motion was shut down at 5 P.M. EST today. Thank you so much for your support over the past months. It means a lot to me. The reason that I built Motion in the first place was to make it easier for me and you to achieve our goals. However, after using it myself for the last month and asking people for feedback, I came to the conclusion that it was not as useful as I thought it would be....

October 30, 2020 · 1 min

Get started with 2-minute rule

Whenever you find it hard to get started on a task, consider scaling it down into a 2-minute version. For example, Read a book → Read one page Write an essay → Write one sentence Run 10 miles → Wear my running shoes Do 100 push-ups → Do 1 push up Eat more vegetables → Eat an apple Study for interview → Skim through my notes Build a program → Code a function The idea is to make it super easy to get started....

October 27, 2020 · 1 min

What sacrifices do you need to take in order to achieve your goal?

Let me know if you agree to these: Everyone wants to have an amazing job and financial independence but not everyone wants to sacrifice their late nights and weekends, do unpleasant paperwork, practice networking, or take lots of risks even though it’s not guaranteed to be successful. Everyone wants to have a great relationship but not everyone wants to go through tough conversations and discuss about feelings and emotions. Everyone wants to have a strong and healthy body but not everyone appreciates the pain of working out and eating strictly....

October 20, 2020 · 2 min

How creative geniuses maximized their odds of creating a masterpiece

According to Adam M. Grant’s Originals, many creative geniuses came up with a large number of ideas throughout the years. For example, Shakespeare produced 37 plays and 154 sonnets in the span of 2 decades. Mozart composed more than 600 pieces before his death at 35. Beethoven produced 650 pieces in his lifetime. Bach wrote over a thousand. Picasso had more than 1800 paintings, 1200 sculptures, 2800 ceramics, 1200 drawings, not to mention prints, rugs....

October 13, 2020 · 2 min

How writing consistently helped James Clear gain millions of fans

For nearly three years, James Clear has pushed out a new article on his blog every Monday and Thursday. No matter how long, short, compelling an article was, it got published on the site on time. He said that he wanted to write consistently to find his voice, build an audience, churn through average ideas to discover great ones. He didn’t know whether an article was popular or not, but he believed that if he did not miss a day, he would eventually become a better writer and hopefully make it big someday....

October 6, 2020 · 2 min

The Most Simple Way to Set Goals You Actually Follow

Hi friends, Let me confess. I’ve always been struggling to set goals and achieve them consistently. I’ve tried multiple goal setting methods and habit apps in the past but normally I would find them pretty complicated after 1-2 uses. However, since I heard about James Clear’s Goal Setting Method, I’ve been using it actively since. Personally, I think it’s a super clean, simple, yet effective way to set better goals using 4 main strategies:...

September 30, 2020 · 2 min