Someone once asked me for advice on how to make sure people said good things about their company.
Avoid doing so at all costs. It’s literally never a good use of your time or energy.
I was in an innovation meeting once at work. I’m sure you all know pretty much how it went.
Virtuous people do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do. They don’t need a better reason than that.
To what degree is it your responsibility to make sure other people don’t end up in an uncomfortable situation?
I once asked James Altucher about the role of confidence in decision-making. He replied that confidence is very important! It’s a great indication that you missed something.
I used to like to say “If that’s the worst thing that happens to you today, you can count yourself lucky.”
Do you stretch when you get out of bed?
On those wonderful days when I sit down and just write like five posts, the fifth post is always easier than the first one. It feels smoother. There’s less resistance, and a better conduit between thought and page.
Epictetus compared life to a play. The director decides what part you get. You don’t have any real input into that. All you get to decide is whether you’re going to play your part well.