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If there's a crack in your armor, your enemies are bound to spot it before you do. The reason is simple: they want it to exist, and you want it to not exist.

over 2 years ago

History repeats itself because some experiences need to be lived before they can be understood.

over 2 years ago

You are the average of the five stories you tell yourself the most.

Uncertainty is opportunity wrapped in an invisibility cloak.

“The four idea principles are: (1) Find a human need, an unsolved problem (2) Master all of the essentials of the problem (3) Give a new “twist” to an old principle (4) Believe in your idea—and act!” —Bruce Lee

Complicated rules paralyze people. Simple rules empower people.

over 2 years ago

The bill for miscommunication always comes due.

over 2 years ago

Adversity reveals strength. Comfort reveals weakness.

over 2 years ago

Concentration produces wealth. Diversification protects wealth.

Your calendar is a better measure of success than your bank account.

“Trade expectation for appreciation, and the world changes instantly.” —Amish saying

over 2 years ago

Successes are revised mistakes.

over 2 years ago

In the long run, the way you treat your time is the way others treat it too.

Where to focus: For the beginner, execution. For the intermediate, strategy. For the expert, mindset.

It's wild how gifts play with your mind. My real estate agent sent me an amazing box of toffee and caramels for the holidays. Instead of just spending $20 and buying some for myself, my brain is like, "These are incredible! I should buy another house!"

The sooner you make a choice, the sooner you can make an adjustment.

Life can only be lived one day at a time, so of course transformation tends to occur one small step at a time. Even the most motivated and radical attempt at change is limited by the length of the day. Then, it's off to bed and back at it again tomorrow. 1% better every day.

The desire to improve does not have to come from a place of self-loathing.

It’s ignored because it sounds trite. It’s ignored because people have heard it a thousand times before. It’s ignored because it’s not as sexy as money or success or fame. But occasionally life reminds you what really matters it is to be a kind, gracious, generous person.

Your choices are the bow. Your trajectory is determined by where you aim. Your habits are the string. Without their power, a perfect aim is useless. Your results are the arrow. Everyone cares about where it lands, but the magic happens before the shot.

The odds increase, the harder you try.

over 2 years ago

What's the difference between knowledge and wisdom? I'll paraphrase educator John Holt: Knowledge is like knowing the names of all the streets in a city. Wisdom is knowing how to get from one place to another.

I'm trying to put together a list of amazing, but older blogs. Could be individual posts or full archives. Generally speaking, think: 2005-2015 time frame. What would you include?

The best business ideas have yet to be tried. The best books have yet to be written. The best relationships have yet to be formed. It's not too late. The space of possibilities is endless. The most interesting terrain remains unexplored.

Everything is an oversimplification. Reality is messy and complex. The question is whether it is a useful simplification. Know the limitations of an idea and you can apply it to great effect—despite the messiness of reality.

over 2 years ago

My top 20 tweets of 2020 in one thread…⬇️