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Happy New Year!

Here's a thought, a quote, and a resource I wanted to share with you this Thursday.

Matthew McConaughey’s memoir Greenlights is an entertaining, sometimes shocking book. I’d hesitate to recommend it for many of its life lessons.

I did find one section especially compelling.

Early in his career, he struggled with “the excesses of fame.” He went to a remote monastery and opened his soul to a monk named Brother Christian about his struggles.

“I confessed to him for four hours,” McConaughey says. “I’m feeling like I’m at the bottom of the earth. I’m bawling and snot’s coming out of my nose.”

“What does he say? The only word he says to me after four hours of my confessions. He looks me in the eyes and he goes: ‘Me too.’”

“I don’t need to go viral for my contribution to the world to be valuable. My story doesn’t have to be seen by the masses to be meaningful. It is seen by God, and that’s enough for me. My goal is not to show the world my story, it is to use my story to show the world God’s story. The world needs that.”

(Seth Lewis)

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, is offering a free course based on his book. It's a simple step-by-step guide for forming habits that stick. If you're interested, check it out.
Thanks for reading!

Darryl Dash
author of 8 Habits for Growth and How to Grow