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Voltron of Luck

Lots of great thoughts on thinking—focus, habits, mindfulness—in this bright-and-tight episode of Back to Work.

“If you chase two rabbits you will lose them both.”

—French Proverb

The prize needs your eyes… If you want to catch a rabbit, focus on catching one rabbit.

—Merlin Mann


Failure is a habit. Success is a novelty.

—Merlin Mann


Watch your thoughts for they become words.

Watch your words for they become actions.

Watch your actions for they become habits.

Watch your habits for they become your character.

Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.

What we think we become.

—Merlin Mann quoting Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady