"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero." - Munger
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Time is fixed (see 6a), but your energy isn’t.
Managing your energy is about being fully present when you’re trying to achieve something, but it’s also about renewing your energy when you need to to recharge.
Money doesn’t buy happiness (unless you spend it on others)
Passions emerge as your expertise grows
Learning the right things from the right people can eventually help you leapfrog those who just chased 💰
Use it to build good habits to create rituals.
Some of my favorites: exercising, reading, and building meaningful relationships.
All three will positively impact other areas of your life.
This disease of being “busy” is spiritually destructive to our health and well-being. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, & keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave. — Omid Safi
The final outcome is often hard to control, but if you focus on the process and build on the momentum, you can enjoy the process and be pleased by where you end up.
Case in point:
This matters because the adage that “it’s not what you know, but who you know” is true.
Networked intelligence is critical b/c the most valuable information is almost always in someone else’s head.
Consistently doing what you say you’re going to do will separate you from others.
By showing that you’re reliable, you will build your credibility and earn people’s trust and respect.
This builds discipline.
Don’t let life happen to you. You can’t control others, but you can control yourself and how you react.
You are not a victim.
Demand more of yourself. Life is short, remember?
There’s not a specific path. Just do things.
The best leaders always cede credit. It keeps people motivated & it validates their hard work.
“You’ve got to keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” — Warren Buffett
If time is our most valuable resource (6a), then we should free up as much of it as possible by saying "no."
By cooking your own food, you’re automatically eating better than 95% of what you would get at a restaurant. You’ll know exactly what you’re putting into your body, save money on eating out, increase your social opportunities, and (maybe) impress a woman.
Too often we’re scared to speak up, or to ask, because it might be awkward.
Pro Tip: The more value you provide the person you’re asking before you ask, the more the inclined they will be to help you out.
Unless it’s an extremely important project or decision, try your best to make decisions and take action once your criteria is met.
That doesn’t mean you’re doing lackluster work or making reckless decisions; just that good enough, is good enough
Walking is free and it’s decent exercise. The list of physical benefits are endless. In addition, there’s a whole host of mental benefits as well. Walking can also be a great social activity. And, finally, walking is a great way to just relax and think.
We’re often dismissive of things we don’t understand, but try to be open-minded. You may come to the same conclusion you started with, but be curious, ask questions, and try to learn something new.
Be willing to change your mind.
Self-compassion offers the same advantages as high self-esteem, with no discernible downsides.
It is associated with significantly less anxiety and depression.
It’s cliche, but you never know what other people are going through.
When people make you angry or disappoint you, don’t carry that burden around. It will just weigh you down.
Life's too short for that nonsense.
There’s countless things in this world that you can’t change or control, but the one thing you can is how you react. Your world will be shaped by your thoughts and what you focus on.
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It's still very much a work in progress, but today's my 34th birthday and I promised myself I'd ship by today.
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