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351/365 Fight to stay different

351/365 Fight to stay different

The orator Demosthenes once said that virtue begins with understanding and is fulfilled by courage. We must begin by seeing ourselves and the world in a new way for the first time. Then we must fight to be different and fight to stay different—that’s the hard part. From "Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent" by …

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350/365 Stay until lunch

350/365 Stay until lunch

Years ago, I saw an interview with someone who was or had been in Special Forces in the military. He talked about how hard training was and that he got through training by telling himself he was just going to stay until lunch. After lunch, he would mentally commit to the next hour or two or to making it to …

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349/365 Joy independent of pleasure

349/365 Joy independent of pleasure

We have a mind condition that makes us itch for two types of pleasure: pleasure of the senses and pleasure of the ego. When our senses are pleasantly stimulated, as when we eat something tasty, or our ego is pleasantly stimulated, as when we are praised for something we did, we feel joy, which is good. What is even better …

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348/365 When we get angry

348/365 When we get angry

When we get angry, compassion is the first casualty. When you forget other people are people, you forget that those other lives are just as real and immediate as your own. They are constantly feeling, experiencing, reacting, just like you are. From "This Will Never Happen Again" by David Cain

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347/365 The most important investment

347/365 The most important investment

As Tony recounted, Buffett told him, “Investing in yourself is the most important investment you’ll ever make in your life ... There’s no financial investment that’ll ever match it, because if you develop more skill, more ability, more insight, more capacity, that’s what’s going to really provide economic freedom ... It’s those skill sets that really make that happen.” This …

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346/365 Doing what you hate

346/365 Doing what you hate

She fell in love with something at age 6 and she didn’t stop tap dancing until the day before she died at age 92. She died on a Monday morning, and the first thing we had to do was call her 100 students to say she wasn’t going to make class that day. “What is the ultimate quantification of success? …

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345/365 Make “easy” your next criterion

345/365 Make “easy” your next criterion

In doing an 80/20 analysis of your activities (simply put: determining which 20% of activities/tasks produce 80% of the results you want), you typically end up with a short list. Make “easy” your next criterion. Which of these highest-value activities is the easiest for me to do? You can build an entire career on 80/20 analysis and asking this question. …

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