No one will argue that writing is an easy profession. Getting someone to pay you for your words isn’t easy. But there are strategies you can use to simplify the process and transform what you can produce.
The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.
I run 5 miles every night. It’s where I go to digest my day, hash out the multitude of information that’s been poured into me in the last wild six months or so, and to try and condense it down to some sort of cohesive strategy to live my life by.
It’s okay to be discouraged. It’s not okay to quit. To know you want to quit but to plant your feet and keep inching closer until you take the impenetrable fortress you’ve decided to lay siege to in your own life—that’s persistence.
There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.
Where the head goes, the body follows. Perception precedes action. Right action follows the right perspective.
To do great things, we need to be able to endure tragedy and setbacks. We've got to love what we do and all that it entails, good and bad. We have to learn to find joy in every single thing that happens.
The Germans have a word for it: Sitzfleisch. Staying power. Winning by sticking your ass to the seat and not leaving until after it's over.
Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.
Bad companies are destroyed by crisis. Good companies survive them. Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength.
You know what’s better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life.
What is known can't jerk us around unwittingly. Before anything can be resolved, the implicit must be made into the explicit.
Failure shows us the way - by showing us what isn't the way.
Conning the conmen is one of life’s most satisfying pleasures.
True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.
Problems are rarely as bad as we think-or rather, they are precisely as bad as we think.
Dollar for dollar there is no better investment in the world than a book
The most powerful predictor of what spreads online is anger.
We decide what we will make of each and every situation. We decide whether we’ll break or whether we’ll resist.
Discipline in perception lets you clearly see the advantage and the proper course of action in every situation—without the pestilence of panic or fear.
An entrepreneur is someone with faith in their ability to make something where there was nothing before.
Ordinary people shy away form negative situations, just as they do with failure. They do their best to avoid trouble. What great people do is the opposite. They are their best in these situations. They turn personal tragedy or misfortune - really anything, everything - to their advantage.
Am I saying this because I want to prove how smart I am or am I saying this because it needs to be said?
When intelligent people read, they ask themselves a simple question: What do I plan to do with this information?
Great times are great softeners
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