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5 Mindsets that Create Success | Mark Manson
Here are five stories from five different people that reveal the mindsets of the most successful among us.1. You Always Have a Choice Ursula Burns was raised by her single mother in the projects of New York in the 1960s and '70s.

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You Always Have a Choice

You have no control over things like the place you were born, your biological sex, the situation of your family or your skin color. These things will obviously impact your life in major ways.

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Chuck Close

"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Every great idea I’ve ever had grew out of work itself.”

Chuck Close

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Adopt a Bias Towards Action

Most people's approach to work motivation goes like this: they wait to be inspired, then they get to work.

But successful people don’t sit around and wait for inspiration. They just show u...

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Let Go of the Need to Be Right

Everyone is almost certainly wrong about pretty much everything. And we can never be 100% sure we’re right about anything.

We can only learn from our observations and hopefully be a little...

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See the World for What It Is

... not for what you wish it could be.

Appear to human nature rather than railing against it. You can’t change other people’s behavior by appealing to their moral code. The opposite will happ...

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Define Success Internally

... not externally. The modern culture ideas that "more is better" and that "we can have it all" are toxic.

Happiness isn't something you should pursue for its own sake. In fact,  trying...

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  • Simplify the wardrobe. We tend to wear the same 10–20% of our wardrobes for 80%+ of the time. 
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