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1. Drop Your Ego

1. Drop Your Ego

Most people let their egos prevent them from getting started. They’re afraid to look foolish, so they rather stay in their comfort zone. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. You first need to be a beginner before you can become a master. Don’t let your ego prevent you from getting started. Your ego is afraid to look foolish, so it will convince you to start ‘tomorrow’ or ‘next week’.

Drop your ego and get started.


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2. Momento Mori

2. Momento Mori

The Latin phrase memento mori literally translates to, “remember that you must die.

Since you don’t know how long you have to live, you should make the most of today. Don’t postpone your dreams. Don’t postpone kindness. Don’t postpone living life.

Memento Mori. Remember, you must die. Don’t let this thought get you down, but let it inspire you like nothing else. Let it fuel you to take massive action, spread positivity, and live fully.


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3. Be Strict With Yourself

3. Be Strict With Yourself

You are responsible for the quality of your life, the results in your career, and the state of your health. Yes, external things do influence your life, career, and health. But ultimately, you are responsible. You are in control. You are in the driver’s seat of your life. This means you must hold yourself to higher standards if you want to upgrade your life.

If you want to move forward in your life and career, you have to become strict with yourself.

Be tolerant with others, but hold yourself to the highest standards.


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4. See Failure As An Opportunity To Improve

4. See Failure As An Opportunity To Improve

Each time, you’ll learn something. Each time, you’ll develop strength, wisdom, and perspective. Each time, a little more of the competition falls away. Until all that is left is you: the best version of you.

Nevertheless, we’ve been conditioned to avoid failure and see mistakes as a bad thing. This has turned most people into being risk-averse.

A more productive way to look at failure is to see it as an essential part of growth. To see mistakes as the fastest way to get better, gain valuable experience, and set yourself up for future success.


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5. Surround Yourself With Great People

5. Surround Yourself With Great People

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best self. Other people’s energy is contagious. This can make or break you, so you have to be mindful of who you surround yourself with.

Surround yourself with positive, inspiring, and ambitious people, and you’ll automatically become more positive, inspired, and ambitious.

We become who we surround ourselves with.


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In pursuit of a better life or career, procrastination is the biggest obstacle to overcome. Procrastination is the one thing holding us back from being our best selves and living life to the fullest. But once you learn how to eliminate it from your life, you can quickly move from idea to execution and become unstoppable.


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