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Ray Dalio

"People who confuse what they wish were true with what is really true create distorted pictures of reality that make it impossible for them to make the best choices.”

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MORE IDEAS FROM To Change Reality, Stop Denying It - Nat Eliason

  • When you have a choice between telling the truth or protecting someone’s feelings, it’s better to go with the truth, in a respectful way.
  • Default to blaming yourself and what you control rather than looking for outside excuses. 
  • Check the sources of your beliefs. Ask yourself how you know what you’re saying. Did you research it? Or are you repeating a belief of the box you’re in? 
  • Choose truth over comfort. If an idea or some research offends you, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. 

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To change reality, stop denying it
Solving problems has to start with getting an accurate picture of reality and then deciding what to do about it

Forming opinions before trying to get all of the facts straight leads to bad decisions, poor choices, and further frustration down the line. In many cases, it exacerbates the problem.

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Life is a competition

We are all in competition, even if we prefer to discount it. Our achievements are only evident relative to others. You swam further, dance better, or got more Facebook Likes. 

We should recognize that there is competition going on. People interview to win jobs. And the best is only available to those who are willing to compete and fight for it.

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When preparing to tell someone what they did wrong, avoid using qualifications like "With all due respect," "No offense," or "Don't take this the wrong way" to soften criticism.

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Zen has no goal. A world that focuses on destinations, that only cares about getting somewhere as fast as possible, becomes a world without substance.

Zen is a liberation from time. If we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and future are abstractions without any concrete reality.

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