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"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.”

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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 happen.

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 up and get to work.

... 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 to “feel good” all the time will only make you feel miserable.

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.

But while you may not be to blame for your situation, you are always responsible for figuring out how to deal with your situation.

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 less wrong.

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1. You always have a choice

Finding faults and excuses to stay away from success is our own choice. Social and economic conditions can inhibit us from success till a point but after that we have the choice to be successful. If life gives you lemon, you choose if you want to cry over it or make lemonade out of it.

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Logical Fallacies

Logic is fundamental to most of humanity’s knowledge, but there are common fallacies in logic and reasoning, errors of judgement which happen due to:

  1. Our assumptions based on what we see and deduct around us.
  2. The mistaken thinking that logic is always intuitive.

8 Logical Fallacies that Mess Us All Up | Mark Manson

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Alkaline water

Alkaline water - water that has been treated to have a higher pH level than the 6.5-7.5 pH range - is experiencing a surge in popularity.

There are a variety of alkaline water brands on the market. One brand achieved a pH of 9.5 after putting regular water through an ionizing process that removes acidic components.

Is alkaline water a miracle cure - or BS? The science is in

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