Routines and resistance

A routine means creating practices, habits and rules that force us to be better. Without it, resistance is given too much room to operate.

Routines are essential in the battle with doubt, chaos and laziness.

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When routines become a weakness

If you become very attached to your routines, when they get messed up, you get frustrated.

You feel what is almost like withdrawals and you start doubting yourself.

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Left unsupervised, however, it becomes a form of tyranny.

The ability to rotate from routine to routine, discipline to discipline, according to the needs of the day and the moment is very important.

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The next Oprah

While everyone would want to be the next Oprah, the place is already taken.

The right approach is being yourself, or a better, refined version of yourself, to the 'smallest viable audience', and then see the organic growth.

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Hidden Gems From Ancient Philosophers
  1. The people you interact with the most influence your behavior. Consciously consider whom you allow into your life.
  2. Things can go wrong, anticipate worst-case scenarios to mitigate or avoid them.
  3. Acting based on habit can lead to mistakes whenever the situations at hand mismatch the ones that led to the creation of the habit. 
  4. Be as invested in building yourself as you are in building your professional life. Study yourself, have ideas, develop them and the relationships that further them.
  5. Ignore the breaking news and focus on what’s in front of you.
  6. Take pride in your work, but know that it is not all there is. 

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Bruce Lee as a philosopher

He studied poetry and philosophy in school. He focused his studies on Asian and Western philosophy, incorporating elements of Jiddu, Buddhism, Taoism, and Krishnamurti. 

This helped him to better understand himself and how he and his martial arts were more a method of self-expression of his philosophy than anything else.

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The untold truth of Bruce Lee

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