Winston Churchill hit the nail on the head when he said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
P204 / 2022-12-28 15:54
Opinions are a dime a dozen and nearly everyone will share theirs with you.Many will state them as if they are facts. Don’t mistake opinions for facts.
P163 / 2022-12-28 15:12
Listening to uninformed people is worse than having no answers at all.
P158 / 2022-12-28 15:10
Remember that there are typically many paths to achieving your goals.
You only need to find one that works.
P134 / 2022-12-28 10:48
Don’t worry about looking good — worry about achieving your goals.
P128 / 2022-12-28 10:40
Don’t get hung up on your views of how things “should” be because you will miss out on learning how theey really are.
P112 / 2022-12-28 10:24
idealists who are not well grounded in reality create problems, not progress.
P104 / 2022-12-28 10:22
It seems to me that if you look back on yourself a year ago and aren’t shocked by how stupid you were, you haven’t learned much.
P91 / 2022-12-28 10:13
Smart people who can thnoughtfully disagree are the greatest teachers, far better than a professor assigned to stand in front of a board and lecture at you.
P88 / 2022-12-28 09:44
Humility can be even more valuable than having good mental maps if it leads you to seek out better answers than you could come up with on your own.
P82 / 2022-12-28 09:36
To be effective you must not let your need to be right be more important than your need to find out what’s true and what’s best to do about it.
P71 / 2022-12-11 18:33
When I refer to your “ego barrier,” I’m talking about your subliminal defense mechanisms that make it hard for you to accept your mistakes and weaknesses. Your most deep-seated needs and fears reside in primitive parts of your brain. These parts, such as the amygdala, are structures in your temporal lobe that process emotions. Because these areas of your brain are not accessible to your conscious awareness, it is virtually impossible for you to understand what they want and how they control you. They make you defensive, especially when it comes to the subject of how good you are.
P69 / 2022-12-11 18:28
You can think of the painthat comes from looking at yourself and others objectively as “growing pains” because it is the pain that accompanies personal growth.
P55 / 2022-12-09 10:53
It is essential that you approach this (evolutionary) process in a clearheaded and rational way, looking down on yourself from a higher level and being ruthlessly honest. If your emotions are getting the better of you, step back and take time out until you can reflect clearly.
P46 / 2022-12-05 10:07
Your choice of goals will determine your direction. As you move toward your goals, you will encounter problems. Some of those problems will bring you up against your weaknesses. How you react to the pain that causes is up to you. If you want to reach your goals, you must be calm and analytical so that you can accurately diagnose your problems, design a plan that will get you around them, and do what’s necessary to push through to results.
P45 / 2022-12-05 10:04
Principled thinking is different from regular thinking because, when you have a decision to make, rather than just making it, you think about what type of decision it is and what the most relevant principles are for making it.
You will find that doing this well will allow you to improve your thinking about what you should do under the different circumstances you face and will massively reduce the number of decisions you have to make (I estimate by a factor of something like 100,000).
P32 / 2022-12-04 09:03
As you use this template and reflect on your own situations, remember not to focus your reflections on regret because the past has passed and what you are looking for are lessons for the future. I encourage you always to think about how similar experiences worked in the past and what lessons they provided and to seek the advice of others who have been through similar experiences and seem to have learned how to handle them well.
P35 / 2022-12-04 09:01
Your principles will give you practical ways of bringing your nature and your interactions with reality into alignment to get the life you want. Most importantly, you want yourvalues to align with your actions.
P27 / 2022-12-03 17:46
The quality of your life will primarily depend on the quality of the decisions you make. Don’t limit your thinking to the best you can come up with on your own. Open your mind to the best thinking you can find from anywhere so that you can make your decisions in the best possible way.
P21 / 2022-12-03 17:31
Struggling yourself and watching other people struggle can elicit all kinds of ego-driven emotions, such as sympathy, pity, embarrassment, anger, or defensiveness. Get over all that and stop seeing struggling as something negative.
P20 / 2022-12-03 17:22
(Our mistakes) are the result of two barriers we all face: our egos and our blind spots.
P12 / 2022-12-02 11:48