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How to Change Your Life

Figure Out Who You Are

Self-awareness is extremely beneficial to start to change your life.

There's no way to change your life in a meaningful way if you don't know what you want to change about yourself in the first place.

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Do Something

The simplest way to get out of a stuck mindset is to do something, anything.

Action is the biggest Motivation. Stop procrastinating and start engaging with the world.

Pay the Costs

Recognize that everything you do has a cost decide if you're willing to pay it. Freebies and shortcuts do not work in the long run.

Ask yourself not what you want, but what you're willing to suffer for. 

No One Really Cares

Few people actually care about you. Because you’re not as special as you think and also, most people are too concerned with themselves.

Use this piece of knowledge to liberate yourself and do what you want.

Focus On Habits, Not Goals

It's ok to have goals, but obsessing over them is often counterproductive because, in reality, achieving a goal isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Create a system of healthy habits for the most important parts of your life.

Figure Out Who You Are

Self-awareness is extremely beneficial to start to change your life.

There's no way to change your life in a meaningful way if you don't know what you want to change about yourself in the first place.

Focus On Fewer Things

To live a more meaningful life, focus on fewer things, and get good at them, as we have a finite number of days.

Stop Trying so Hard

Trying too hard to make friends or being cool has the opposite, repelling effect.
Just be grateful for what you have, and enjoy simple things.

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What mindset is

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There is no such a thing as a "gym person"

There are just people who go to the gym.

Similarly, there’s no such thing as a “productive person.” There are just people who do productive things fairly often.

Keep your “self” out of your decisions

Think of your life as a long sequence of actions and decisions.

Just ask yourself, “Is this a good thing to do?” If the answer is Yes, go do it.