“When a problem keeps manifesting in an organization or relationship you need to resolve it, and that begins by putting it into words. But purposeless complaining can just as easily be a way to avoid moving on.”
“Shocking rules — particularly when you get into a company — end up being the important thing because people have to question, they have to ask themselves why does this rule even exist in order to change their behavior.”
“Employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about lessons learned performed 23% better after 10 days than those who did not reflect.”
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“Perfect is the enemy of good.” — Voltaire
“We really underestimate the role that deliberation and reflection play in learning. To a degree we know it, this is why you think of things in the shower or right before you go to bed. You have these moments where you brain is thinking through the day, making connections, and what’s important, I think, for people who are trying to learn more effectively, is to make organized time for that.”
“Success in life, however you define it, is the result of how many tough conversations you are willing to have.”
“Too often, content aimed at entrepreneurs is reduced to repeating well-worn catchphrases and habit improvement techniques.”
“There really is something daunting about approaching a round-numbered birthday. Researchers looking at people who were 29, 39, 49, or 59 found that they were more likely to make a big life change — good or bad. They found that these ‘9-enders’ were overrepresented in groups of people seeking to have an affair, people killing themselves, and people running a marathon for the first time.”
“Your expectations shape your reality. They can change your life, emotionally and physically. You need to be extra careful about (and aware of) the expectations you harbor as the wrong ones make life unnecessarily difficult.”