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Where Are Your Limitations? - James Altucher

Limitations And Brain Health

Doing something new every day, something you never would’ve thought of doing, exercises your brain and makes you more intelligent.

By doing something different, you are lighting up new areas of your brain, forcing the neurons and synapses to connect in new ways, forestalling Alzheimer's and other effects of aging that rage against the brain and against the future quality of life.

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Exploring solitude

We tend to see solitude as grim and imprisoning.  But in fact, the exact opposite can be true.  Solitude can be seen as freeing, as an opportunity for exploration and growth.

You develop strengths you need

It’s always better to learn to stand on your own two legs.  And once you are self-sufficient, then relying on someone else from time to time is an act of strength, not weakness.

Take small, consistent steps in the right direction, day in and day out.

Comfortable being alone

Learning to be comfortable with being alone does not mean you can’t be in a relationship. It means that you will not be codependent and entitled.  

What we need is a healthy dose of self-sufficiency. The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development.

Bob Ross

"Every day’s a good day when you paint."

Bob Ross
Bob Ross and the Joy of Painting
  • Bob Ross created and hosted Joy of Painting, an instructional television show that ran for years.
  • Even 25 years after his death, Bob Ross Inc. is still thriving. The official Bob Ross YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers and more than 360 million total views. With the pandemic, millions of people have turned to Joy of Painting episodes.
  • Bob Ross had a level of positivity that was contagious. When someone can display that amount of peaceful happiness, it compels people to partake in the bliss.
  • Each episode feels complete. Before therapists knew to tell clients to be mindful and present, Ross told his viewers to appreciate every breath.
Bob Ross's magical draw

The show was as meditative as it was instructive. Ross put out pure positivity into the world.

In every episode, Bob Ross explained his art as a way of capturing the eternal beauty of the world. When he filled his canvas with color, he'd say things like, "This piece of canvas is your world, and on here you can do anything that your heart desires." When he painted a cloud, he might say, "A cloud is one of the freest things in nature."

More Success For Others Than For You
Everyone around you needs to become better than you.
Figure out how your employees, clients, and customers can be successful in what they are doing.
Constructive Criticism

Don't just say NO to something you don't like or want to change.

Say, 'Yes, and.." then provide constructive feedback on what is good and what can be improved.

One thing you are grateful for

Practice saying and recalling things that you are grateful for. It changes your mindset positively, leading to better productivity.