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The 4-Hour Workweek

Mediocrity and happiness

99% of the people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things so they aim for the mediocre. Competition is strong for realistic goals.

Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it's the thing what you should pursue. Boredom is the enemy, not failure.

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Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.”