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You may read thousands of books in your life, but there will only be a few that deeply change the way you think.

Reread them every single year. Your experience with the book will change as you do—you'll pick up new ideas.


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Never take advice from people on the sidelines

It's easy to stand on the sidelines. It's hard to stand in the arena.

It's scary to put yourself out there. When you're in the arena, never take advice from the people on the sidelines.


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Always pursue the path that has the larger luck surface area

Always pursue the path that has the larger luck surface area

Your daily actions can put you in a position where luck is more likely to strike.

It’s hard to get lucky watching TV at home—it’s easy to get lucky when you’re out engaging and learning. Create your own luck.


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When you think something nice about someone, let them know

It's a shame that we often wait until a person's funeral to say all of the nice things we thought about them.

The next time you have a positive thought about someone—tell them right then.


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Stop and savor the beautiful moments of life

Stop and savor the beautiful moments of life

Life moves fast. When you encounter a moment of pure bliss, pause and embrace every aspect of it.

The smells, the sounds, the feelings, the sensations. Pause time and appreciate moments of sweetness.


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Radically reduce your news consumption

The Paradox of News: The more news you consume, the less well-informed you are.

The constant barrage of BREAKING NEWS and clearly biased perspectives clouds your understanding.


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Move your body every single day

Move your body every single day

Daily activity is essential to your health, brain function, and happiness. No need for a complex regimen.

Each day minimum:

  • Walk for 30 min
  • Raise your HR for 30 min
  • Mobility work for 5 min.


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If you want to improve at anything, do it every day for 30 straight days

Use the  30-for-30 approach: 30 days, 30 min per day.

30 days is a real commitment, but small enough to mentally take it on. 900 minutes of accumulated effort yields surprisingly significant results.


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Default to generosity

If you have the good fortune to be wealthy and successful in life, always be sure to share it with others.

  • Support your family and friends when you're able.
  • Give with no expectation of return.
  • Always give more than you receive.


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Make decisions that your 80-year-old self and 10-year-old self would be proud of

Make decisions that your 80-year-old self and 10-year-old self would be proud of

  • Your 80-year-old self cares about the long-term compounding of the decisions of today.
  • Your 10-year-old self reminds you to stay foolish and have some fun along the way.


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Have faith in the dots

In his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, Steve Jobs talked about having faith that the dots will somehow connect in your life.

You take daily actions with complete uncertainty. Faith in the dots allows you to persevere and endure uncertainty.


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Always take accountability

Life definitely isn't fair. It's a troubling reality. But instead of wasting energy on every obstacle in your way, focus on what you can control and how you can break through.


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Be interested in everyone you encounter

Every conversation with a stranger is a chance to learn something new. Stop trying to be INTERESTING and focus on being INTERESTED.

Be present in every conversation with everyone you meet. You never know what you might learn.


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Use money to simplify, not complicate

Too many people seem to use money in ways that create problems, stress, and headaches.

Money can be a wonderful tool, but only if you use it to simplify your life (not complicate it).


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Always prioritize people

  • Everything in life comes down to people and relationships.
  • Networks compound as well as any financial investment. Build an army that is deep and wide.
  • Cultivate deep relationships, but also learn to appreciate the power of weak ties.


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