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#741 The important and the unimportant

Time management is really life management, personal management. It is really taking control of the sequence of events. Time management is taking control over what you do next. And you are always free to choose the task that you will do next. Your ability to choose between the important and[…]

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#740 A path to be followed

Geoffrey P. Chamberlain offers a slightly different perspective on the components of strategy, useful when the strategy is more about a personal goal. He identifies seven parts: A strategy is used within a particular domain. A strategy has a single, well defined focus. A strategy lays out a path to[…]

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#739 Eat a live frog

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. quote by Mark Twain if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing[…]

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#738 The most promising opportunity

The most basic idea of strategy is the application of strength against weakness. Or if you prefer, strength applied to the most promising opportunity… A good strategy doesn’t just draw on existing strength; it creates strength From Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt via Farnam Street

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#737 Drawn into this emotional quicksand

When you start to feel a little sad, anxious, or irritable it’s not the mood that does the damage but how you react to it. The effort of trying to free yourself from a bad mood or bout of unhappiness – of working out why you’re unhappy and what you[…]

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#736 Now I’m a believer

I thought love was only true in fairy tales Meant for someone else but not for me Love was out to get me That’s the way it seemed Disappointment haunted all of my dreams Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer Not a trace, of doubt in my[…]

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#734 Work doesn’t want to be good

Work is finding yourself alone at the track when the weather kept everyone else indoors. Work is pushing through the pain and crappy first drafts and prototypes. It is ignoring whatever plaudits others are getting, and more importantly, ignoring whatever plaudits you may be getting. Because there is work to[…]

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#733 Not some great story

Instead of pretending that we are living some great story, we must remain focused on the execution—and on executing with excellence. We must shun the false crown and continue working on what got us here. Because that’s the only thing that will keep us here. From “Ego is the Enemy:[…]

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362/365 You are the best

“It is impossible to learn that which one thinks one already knows,” Epictetus says. You can’t learn if you think you already know. You will not find the answers if you’re too conceited and self-assured to ask the questions. You cannot get better if you’re convinced you are the best.[…]

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361/365 Like a sponge

A true student is like a sponge. Absorbing what goes on around him, filtering it, latching on to what he can hold. A student is self-critical and self-motivated, always trying to improve his understanding so that he can move on to the next topic, the next challenge. A real student[…]

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