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.
The art of questioning your own biases, beliefs and experiences.
We become what we expose ourselves to – who we hang out with, what we listen to and how we define success.
Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
It’s interesting that when others fail, we admire them for trying. Yet, when we fail, we beat ourselves up.
We must define “success” on your own terms. Otherwise, society will decide for us – and we will always fall short.
Specificity is the ability to be specific about what you want, what you say and what you do. This forces clarity.
Self-esteem and self-worth only come from the inside and other people’s validation should not matter
When you say “NO”, you are saving space for “YES”.
Failing is a necessary step to success. Failing does not make you a failure.
The idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck, and not because of your talent or qualifications.
Rules are not sacred, principles are.
DAD: Whatever you want it to be.
DAD: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
DAD: The Pygmalion Effect is how the power of positive thinking can result in positive outcomes—just by changing your perspective.
It is a Greek word which means the highest human good – the good life.
DAD: Your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.
Most successful people develop good habits over time and perfect their habits. These habits have made them successful.
There is no correlation between high levels of intelligence and high levels of financial wealth.
Mistakes are normal. Focus on what you need to do to get better and move on.
Whenever you take the easy way in favour of what’s right, you slowly destroy your character.
If you view life as merely achieving goals, you will have the illusion of success.
This phrase means “Sweeter after difficulties” It reminds you that nothing good comes easily.
Some of the best things in life happen unexpectedly, and in spite of our failed plans.
No. Education is the sum of your total knowledge. Everything from tying your shoes to understanding where you spend your money.
A moonshot is a big goal. It is a long-term endeavour with the hope of success, but also the awareness that not every outcome lies within our control.
The unknown should not feared. It is merely something you’ve yet to experience.
There are no guarantees. Make sure you spend less than you earn and save for the future.
Progress is any action that moves you in the direction of becoming a better, kinder human being.
Progress is about getting better every day. Success comes after that.
If the only acceptable result is perfection, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Definitely not. A budget is a plan, so you can enjoy your favourite things responsibly.
Failure is the best teacher because it tells you what is not working. Success never shows you what you are doing wrong.
Success is the progressive realization of your goals.
Complacency forces you to stand still and not grow. The antidote to complacency is novelty and experimentation.
By making your bed in the morning, you knock-off your first accomplishment of the day. This puts you in a “winning” mindset.