How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big - Deepstash
Self-Care Ideas

Learn more about motivationandinspiration with this collection

Cultivating self-awareness and self-reflection

Prioritizing and setting boundaries for self-care

Practicing mindfulness and presence

Self-Care Ideas

Discover 36 similar ideas in

It takes just

6 mins to read

This is a story of one person's unlikely success within the context of scores of embarassing failures.

Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work or an accidental just-right balance of each?

All I know for sure is that I pursued a strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.



5.42K reads

Goals V Systems

Goals V Systems

The systems model can be applied to most human endeavors:

  • In the world of dieting - losing twenty pounds is a goal, but eating right is a system.
  • In the exercise/fitness realm - running a marathon in under four hours is a goal, but exercising daily is a system.
  • In business - making a million pounds is a goal, but being a serial entrepreneur is a system.


4.86K reads

<p><strong>A goal</strong> Is ...

A goal Is a specific objective that you either achieve or don't some time in the future.

If you are waiting to achieve it someday in the future, it's a goal.

A system is something you do regularly which increases your odds of happiness in the long run.

If you do something regularly, it's a system.


4.16K reads

The Energy Metric

The Energy Metric

Think of your priorities in terms of concentric circles, like an archery target:

1st ring - you. Take care of your health.

2nd ring - economics. Your job, investments, property. If you don't get your personal finance engine working right, then you place a burden on your family and the country.

3rd ring - family, friends and lovers. To truly enjoy life, you need to be right with these relations.

4th ring - your local community, your country and the world, in that order. Dont bother to fix the world before controlling the inner circles.


3.86K reads

Recognising Your Talents

Recognising Your Talents

The smartest system for discerning your best path to success involves trying lots of different things - sampling.

It's generally true that if no one is excited about your art/product/idea in the beginning, they never will be.

Don't be fooled by the opinions of friends and family. They are all liars.


3.74K reads



Every business or social activity requires a basic understanding of how the human brain perceives the world.

We are all in the business of selling some version of ourselves. Psychology is embedded in everything we do.

How much more effective would you be if you had a greater understanding of psychology?

Answer: a lot.

It's a good idea to make psychology your lifelong study. On a scale of one to ten, the importance of understanding psychology is a solid ten.


3.76K reads

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

A list of important patterns for success:

  1. Lack of fear of embarrassment - this allows one to be proactive. Its what makes someone take on challenges instead of writing it off as too risky.
  2. Education - having the right level of education limits the risk of unemployment.
  3. Excercise - good health is a baseline requirement for success. Exercises makes a person smarter, psychologically braver, more creative, more energetic, and more influential.


3.25K reads



People who enjoy humour are simply more attractive than people who don't.

Humour raises energy, this boost in energy makes you more willing to excercise, which raises your overall energy even more.

A map of traps to avoid:

  • Overcomplaining is never funny
  • Don't overdo self deprecation
  • Don't mock people
  • Avoid puns and wordplay


3.33K reads

Happiness And Routine

Happiness And Routine

People become unhappy if they have too many options in life.

You want to feel like you have researched and considered all your options. Find great comfort in routine.

The happiness formula:

  1. Eat right
  2. Excercise
  3. Get enough sleep
  4. Imagine an incredible future
  5. Work towards a flexible schedule
  6. Do things you can steadily improve at
  7. Help others (if you've already helped yourself)
  8. Reduce daily decisions to routine


3.11K reads



Focus on your diet first so you have the right energy to excercise.

Excercise improves your energy which in turn makes you more productive, more creative, more positive, more socially desirable, and more able to handle life's little bumps.

Happiness is the only useful goal.

Acquire as many key skills as possible, including public speaking, business writing, a working understanding of psychology, an understanding of basic technology concepts, social skills, proper voice technique, good grammar, and basic accounting.

Think in terms of systems, not goals.


3.07K reads



💚❤🧡💙💜🖤🤍 Stash and read 👆 Whenever in need 💫 Deepstash Curator 💥


A compilation of key areas to focus on in order to increase your chances of success in life ✨️

Curious about different takes? Check out our How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Summary book page to explore multiple unique summaries written by Deepstash users.


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates