“My worry is not that we are losing the ability to make up our own minds, but that it’s becoming too easy to do so. We should consult with others much more so than we imagine.”
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“If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.” — Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
There’s always another idea.
Another thing to pursue, explore, or create. It’s a gift…and a curse.
Because with a constant flow of ideas that interest us and limited time to explore them, how do we choose which to pursue?
When we choose poorly, we drown in half-finished projects, wasted time, inefficiency, and regrets.
But we can tilt the odds of choosing the right ideas to pursue in our favor if we follow a few guidelines.
“The irony of a strong financial life is that you don’t really want it. You want what a strong financial life represents: options.”
“When people throw themselves into an activity for the sake of the activity itself, and not for some external reward, they tend to report long term fulfillment.”
“It’s helped me on everything from the computer deleting the draft of a book I’m working on, to being in a horrible accident, to the minor inconveniences of life — the guy who’s going too slow in front of you in traffic, the person who’s rude to you at work, the boss who doesn’t appreciate you. These are not good things, but they’re not bad things either. They’re just opportunities.”
“Writing with readers in mind does not make you a sellout. It makes you a professional.”
“Think in terms of systems over goals. A goal would be: How do I accumulate $1 million? A system would be: How do I put processes in place to become wealthier over time?”
“A glowing self-view makes others see us in the same light, leading to mating and cooperative opportunities.”
“The results are in — we find it more attractive when people fully face the camera. This is especially important for men. Why? Fronting is a nonverbal sign of respect. When you are really engaged with someone you align your entire body with theirs.”