Wild success requires aggressive elimination. You can't be great at everything.
One form of innovation is originality. Another form is synthesis. People often focus so much on being original that they overlook the value of synthesizing ideas from different sources. There's a lot of value in connecting previously unconnected ideas.
The first step to accepting yourself is to simply become comfortable being with yourself. There is a benefit to sitting in silence for a few moments each day. It's difficult to work through internal baggage when you are constantly receiving external stimuli.
It’s crazy how 1,000 people can compliment you and you’ll spend all day thinking about the one person who criticized you.
Your identity can hold you back: -I'm terrible with directions. -I have a sweet tooth. -I'm bad at math. ...or build you up: -I'm the type of person who doesn't miss workouts. -I finish what I start. -I read every day. Build habits that reinforce your desired identity.
"The hard choices — what we most fear doing, asking, saying — these are very often exactly what we most need to do." Watch Tim Ferriss' full TED Talk here: t.ted.com/9x7GKue pic.twitter.com/Z4bUtRYGis
...remind yourself, nobody built like you. you design yourself.
protect your time, space and energy. learn the power of "no"
its taken me almost 30 years to realize what being genuinely happy feels like. grateful for another year around the sun to be able to get to that point in my life and cheers to the homies that never got the chance to.
I used to spend a lot of time/energy being upset at those who had unfair disadvantages and privilege. It is what it is, I let go of that negative energy and started just focusing on myself and helping others who also are at a disadvantage.
If you can dream, and not make dreams your master If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two imposters just the same...
I might be shit at something when I start, but I will adapt fast.
Are you an "efficient" or "effective" worker? a quick/rough framework pic.twitter.com/OU49PYMi0z
This summer marks 7 years since I've had a drop of alcohol. For 2021, my goal was to launch a YouTube channel. So, to celebrate 7 years, my first video will be on the topic of not drinking. What questions do you want me to address?
For the record: I don't care about money. I ❤️ people who sent crazy goals and have the boldness and capability to get it done. Learning a language, doing a fitness challenge, whatever. I love high functioning do-ers. Just so happens that $ is 1 way to measure things! pic.twitter.com/sc4cxPBVXJ
You’re never going to be happy if you keep lying to yourself.
Flow is always there. You’re just in the way.
Imagine how effective you would be if you weren’t anxious all the time.
Without your story, who would you be?
We try and make every good experience repeatable, and then run away from the resulting boredom.
"It's so easy to fall in love with one of those infinite alternate universes where you just did that one thing differently and everything worked out. Like "if only we had raised VC, we would have made it". No, sorry, you probably wouldn't have." world.hey.com/dhh/it-s-hard-…
[[Intelligence is not the bottleneck]] to paradigm shifting ideas twitter.com/vgr/status/105…
The best way to learn something is to write it in your own words. The best way to write is with a specific audience in mind Small rewards make hard tasks motivating So... If writing shamelessly self-promoting threads is what gets you synthesizing new ideas They’re A👌 by me twitter.com/MattSmithTweet…