I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can't love and accept yourself without doing the same for others.
Your environment will eat your goals and plans for breakfast.
Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be. You may go broke. You may experience failure and rejection repeatedly. You may endure multiple dysfunctional relationships. But these are all milestones along the path of a life lived courageously. They are your private victo
When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.
It's been said that the first hour is the rudder of the day. I've found this to be very true in my own life. If I'm lazy or haphazard in my actions during the first hour after I wake up, I tend to have a fairly lazy and unfocused day.
Side effect of overemphasizing the importance of personal security in your life is that it can cause you to live reactively.
Pour the bulk of your time into action, not deciding. The state of indecision is a major time waster. Don't spend more than 60 seconds in that state if you can avoid it. Make a firm, immediate decision, and move from uncertainty to certainty to action. Let the world tell you when you're wrong, and y
Your values are your current estimations of truth. They represent your answer to the question of how to live.
Our beliefs act as lenses. These lenses can help us see things we can't otherwise see, but they can also block us from seeing parts of reality.
Thoughts are like seeds. If you want different results in life, you have to figure out which thoughts are capable of growing those results and which arenâ€™t.
Planning allows you to mentally create a model of your future.
I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles.
Fail your way forward. Recognize that Ready, fire, aim is superior to ready, aim, aim, aim. Straightforward trial and error produces better results than endless vacillating. If you're afraid to make decisions and act on them in the face of ambiguity and uncertainty, get a job. Failure's lessons are
One of my core beliefs is that belief itself is a choice that can be made of our own free will.
I believe we can proactively choose to believe whatever we want instead of merely letting our beliefs coalesce as reactions to events.
Productivity = creating value and delivering it to people. All other busywork is unproductive fluff and should be minimized.
No one on earth has lived through the exact same experiences you have, and no one thinks the exact same thoughts you do.
We primarily grow as human beings by discovering new truths about ourselves and our reality.
One of the fundamental choices you face in every encounter is the choice to approach or avoid.
I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time, where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.
Separate yourself from your ideas and your work and see them as something separate from yourself, youâ€™ll feel you truly have the right to be wrong. If an idea fails, why not let it be the ideaâ€™s fault instead of your own? Allow your ideas to fail without turning them into personal defeat. When y
To work effectively you need uninterrupted blocks of time in which you can complete meaningful work... I've found that a minimum of 90 minutes is ideal for a single block.
Understand that relationships are more important than contracts. Business deals are relationships between people. The signed piece of paper is important, but it's merely the result of the relationship, not the cause. If the relationship crumbles, the contract won't save you, although it could be ver
I got screwed over in some bad business deals, but as long as I focused on those past problems, I couldn't move forward. I had to let all of that go and forgive everyone and everything first.
I want my life to have had more value than just acquiring stuff and living comfortably. I may die rich, or I may die broke. But I won't die with my music still in me.
Willpower is a concentration of force. You gather up all your energy and make a massive thrust forward.
The exact process you use to build courage isn't important. What's important is that you consciously do it. Just as your muscles will atrophy if you don't regularly stress them, your courage will atrophy if you don't consistently challenge yourself to face down your fears. In the absence of this kin
By all means listen to other people's advice, but when in doubt go with your gut instinct.
If you aren't working on your goals, you aren't working. You're just wasting time.
Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it's something you're tremendously passionate about.