“The ultimate definition of success is you could lose everything you have and be truly okay with it, because your happiness isn’t based on external factors.”
– Tony Hsieh
When I don’t do the things I say I want to do, the day passes.
When I do the things I say I want to do, the day passes.
Either way the day passes.
So I might as well do the things I say I want to do.
“I have my students learn, whenever they read anything, listen to a TED talk, a debate, a conversation – they should ask a number of specific questions. For example, is the speaker being specific? People who know what they’re talking about usually are very specific. They can say who, what, where, when. How many, how often. Now people who are BS artists – they will not be specific because specificity entails responsibility.”
– Roberto Guzman
This talk really ignited something in me. Deserves repeated viewings – for people interested in learning and teaching, and especially for those who believe in the expansion of the human spirit and mind through learning and teaching.
Watching Outlier with intense interest. Might even take one or two of their courses and earn some college credits in the process. Just for fun!
… really works.
Right after lunch every day, I study French.
French-studying is the habit I want to maintain, and lunch is the habit that I’m stacking French-studying on.
I’ll never forget to study French, since I’ll never forget to eat lunch.
Read more about habit stacking in James Clear’s words.
1. Passive reading is not learning.
2. Resist the mind’s default of wanting to do easy things. (Easy is often greasy + unhealthy.)
3. Constraints create the conditions for freedom.
4. “Be grateful 1,000 times a day”. – Wahe Takeda
5. Peace of mind… is the true cure. And the holy grail.
6. Circumstances > thoughts > emotions > actions > our life. To change our life, we change our thoughts about our circumstances (since we often can’t change our circumstances).
7. Fill your life with the things that make you happy.
8. Be kind about the things you say about yourself to yourself.
9. To know yourself, keep failing.
10. We’re more than good enough – we are enough. =)