Finding “balance” is almost always elusive. Keeping our commitments is straightforward. We always do whatever we are truly committed to.
If you cannot respect yourself, it is impossible to truly respect others.
The foundation for real personal growth is to start by only telling the truth, especially to yourself.
The gap between the reasons people give you and the real reasons behind their actions is where truth can be found.
Ideas are like legos.
Some ideas work together better than others.
Studying the best ideas allows you to piece together your own masterpiece.
Ambition at all costs always brings moral disaster.
Your perspective matters to you.
Their perspective matters to them.
Personal perspectives do not change truth, but they can change reality.
Ignoring your own biases and perspectives allows you to gain new ones.
When you learn something new, question the source and find more details. The best time to gain more information is right away, from the original source.
Optimizing the wrong things doesn’t create long-term, impactful change.
It just creates new problems in other areas.
Find the root problem, and fix that first.
Then optimize what is left.
Once we get attached to someone or something, they become part of how we define ourselves.
Strategically letting go of some and actively pursuing others allows us to change our story and change our lives.