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Our problems seem special and insurmountable, but they are petty and common. Most of them are already solved in the various books around us.
Reading is a conversation with the greatest people: Books are our conversations with Shakespeare, Lincoln, Einstein, and many others we wish to speak with. They are waiting for us, even after death, to sit and have a dialogue.
Work for the love of the work itself, not for credit of recognition.
Your work should be something that you would like to do for free, and if you take your ego out of the equation and simply focus on good work, you become the pillar of prominence.
Moderation, a middle point between two extremes, has been considered a key virtue for thousands of years.
Today, instead of understanding and admiring moderation, we've come to view it as a weakness. When we look at money, more is better. We consider the person with the most as the happiest and the best. Television is possible because of immoderate people. The pop and influencer culture rests almost entirely on people who have given themselves over to the pursuit of total pleasure and fame.
1. Wake up early.
3. Forget about outcomes—focus on making a little progress every day.
4. Say no (a lot).
7. Comparison = unhappiness
9. Strenuous exercise every single day.
10. Character is fate.
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