The best decision-makers purposefully avoid almost all of the options available.
To commit to one decision means closing the door on everything else. It takes confidence to say, "This is what I'm serious about. I can't be distracted by everyone else's noise and agendas." If you're serious about achieving goals, you must create an environment that shields you from other noise.
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There is no inherent value in knowledge of a fact.
Two things are far more important than what you know: What you can learn, and what you know you don’t need to know.
The most valuable skill for success in diverse circumstances might be the ability to quickly identify what doesn’t matter.
Discern what is not of fundamental importance and ignore it.
Successful people know what they don’t need to know and they don’t waste effort trying to learn it.
But most people feel pressure to know a lot of useless stuff because it will save them the embarrassment of ever appearing to not know something.
Most people tend to visualize themselves as being the same after a decade, mistakenly assuming that the current version of us is our best and last one. We are a work-in-progress with our skills, likes, dislikes change over time, making us completely different from what we think we would be.
There are three main steps that can help us blossom into someone desirable: Distinguishing our various selves, imagining our desired future self, and changing our identity narrative.
The truth is we are never the same person as we were in the past.
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