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You ask what this freedom is? It means not fearing either men or gods; it means not craving wickedness or excess; it means possessing supreme power over oneself
And it is a priceless good to be master of oneself.
Getting money requires taking risks, being optimistic, and putting yourself out there. But keeping money requires the opposite of taking risk. It requires humility, and fear that what you've made can be taken away from you
Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. When you workout, your body will adapt to get stronger and make your workout easier to do the next time. Thus, your body benefits from physical stressors and is antifragile.
Whether you're just starting out in your career or trying to get to the next level, your goal should be to master your craft to the point where people can't help but notice.
You can get anything you want if you learn to use the key principles of persuasion: reciprocity, consistency and commitment, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.
One of the most important factors of a stoic mindset is the ability to control your reaction. No matter the situation, the way you respond is always within your realm of control. It's easy to let your emotions get the best of you.
Be helpful to others in any kind of way, your time to receive help will come too. Don't bother looking for new opportunities until you can show some level of success in what you do.
You think you can change things that you have no control over. The illusion of control describes how we believe our influence extends to things that are impossible to manipulate. We do this because it brings us hope
The most common misunderstanding I encounter is that the good life is a stable state or condition.
The good life is only achieved through constant readjustment.
The key to developing a deep work habit is to move beyond good intentions and add routines to your working life designed to minimize the amount of your willpower necessary to transition into and maintain a state of unbroken concentration
Globalization replaced technology as the hope for the future. Entrepreneurs learned four big (mistaken) lessons: 1. make incremental advances, 2. stay lean and flexible, 3. improve on the competition, and 4. focus on product, not sales
Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially spent working; be selective about thne profession you choose.
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