This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
When small wins build on top of each other over time, momentum will gradually build up and help each “cycle” spin faster and faster.
Productivity guilt is the nagging feeling that you are not creating, achieving or working hard enough.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be better than before.
We become what we expose ourselves to – who we hang out with, what we listen to and how we define success.
Avocado toast is not the problem. It is about unnecessary expenses that prevent us from achieving our financial goals.
Social distancing has increased my screen time, decreased my energy and increased my snacking.
Drip by drip, day by day. Habits lead to commitments and commitments create learning.
Find consistency by focusing on what you can control and influence each day.
Focus on growth rather than goals. Have a growth mindset and the goals will follow.
Continuing with an original course of action that is no longer viable.
Personal finance is about values, habits and mindset and not only about money.
Eliminating mistakes is an under-appreciated way to improve.
It is the feeling of panic and anxiety at the idea of failure.
Financial discipline fosters character traits like self control, prudence, and patience.
When you say “NO”, you are saving space for “YES”.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
Silence helps us to eliminate distractions from our daily life.
DAD: A “reverse bucket list” reminds you of what you have already done and makes you feel inspired instead of overwhelmed.
DAD: Stop blaming others and take responsibility for the circumstances of your life.
DAD: In order to improve your time management, you must first improve your habits.
DAD: Perfectionists are motivated to make the best choice every time. This can lead to decision paralysis.
Most successful people develop good habits over time and perfect their habits. These habits have made them successful.
Whenever you take the easy way in favour of what’s right, you slowly destroy your character.
Practice rituals and build habits one at a time and then let them build on one another.
If you view life as merely achieving goals, you will have the illusion of success.
At the end of each day, breathe deeply, appreciate where you are, and see the value in what you have.
Don’t live the same day over and over again and call it a life!
Rest is a necessary ingredient for your mind and body. Rest is not given to us, we have to take it.
Research shows that too much technology use diminishes our mental and physical health and our relationships.
Attention management is the practice of controlling distractions, being present in the moment and maximizing focus.
There are more distractions than ever before, and you must learn to control your attention span in order to control your life.
Sometimes you forced to do unpleasant things in order to make you happy later. That is called sacrifice.
Stick to your priorities, instead of being pulled by the expectations of others.
Having structure is important to get things done. Setting aside unstructured “thinking time” is just as important.
Get better at two things: self- management and willpower
I suggest you don’t spend too much time on things that don’t matter and spend it with people that do.