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Keep Some Enemies Around to Keep You Sharp

Keep Some Enemies Around to Keep You Sharp

  • Without competition, it’s harder to grow stronger because without competition, you lack that extrinsic motivation – the desire to be better than others.
  • You will be more alert, productive, and industrious when you have a few declared enemies – you can’t afford to take it too easy.

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Be Wary of Friends

Be Wary of Friends

They will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. I...

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Ingratitude Will Kill You

Ingratitude Will Kill You

  • People do not like owing a debt to someone else.
  • When you help someone in a major way, they feel burden of debt in their soul, and they subconsciously resent you for it.
  • They want to feel that they deserve their good fortune.
  • When they know that they were chosen becau...

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Opportunities o Test Yourself

Opportunities o Test Yourself

  • Without enemies around us, we grow lazy.
  • An enemy at out heels sharpens our wits, keeping us focused and alert
  • It is sometimes better then, to use enemies as enemies rather than transforming them into friends or allies.

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Keep Friends for Friendship, But Work With The Skilled

Keep Friends for Friendship, But Work With The Skilled

  • Though you think friends are trustworthy, you do not know your friends nearly as well as you imagine.
  • A friend will often tell you a sweet lie because they don’t want to hurt your feelings.
  • Sometimes they mean their words, sometimes they don’t.
  • Your goal is to get thi...

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You destroy your enemies once you befriend them.

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Hire Your Enemies Once You Befriend Them.

Hire Your Enemies Once You Befriend Them.

  • Your former enemies don’t expect much from you and will be more loyal to you because they have more to prove.
  • A man who has something to prove will move mountains for you.

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Be wary of friends – they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

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  • Friends are easily aroused to envy
  • Without enemies around us, we grow lazy. An enemy at our heels sharpens our wits, keeping us focused and alert. It is sometimes better
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You need clarity of purpose to succeed

You need clarity of purpose to succeed

Napoleon Hill once said that we must know what we want and we must have the strong desire to possess it.

Without a purpose, it’s easy to pursue things that you “think you should be doing”.

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  1. The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. 
  2. When you care less about something, you do better at it. 
  3. Avoidance of the suffering is a form of sufferin...

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