Daily List

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

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 list1.
  • 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 noting2.
  • Live on.
  • “Pass the coat.”
  • Do small things with great love.
  • “I’m glad you exist.”3
  • 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.”4
  • 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.”


  1. Meta, but allows you to reevaluate your list every to determine what’s important. 

  2. More info on this technique

  3. The best compliment I’ve ever received. 

  4. Reference