30 Maxims For 30 Years
Discipline is consistently making the hard choice.
You can be happy with very little – if you let yourself be.
There are three cornerstone habits: diet; exercise; and the care of your mental health.
Never leave an important conversation to an email.
There is nothing new under the sun. Innovation comes from assembling existing ideas in novel ways.
“Innovation comes from assembling existing ideas in novel ways.”
E verything you do and experience has a purpose – even if you don’t yet know it.
A ttention and focus are today’s rarest commodities. Cultivate yours.
P ractice letting go of your emotions. Stored up stress, anger or resentment hurts only yourself.
There are no shortcuts to anything worth having.
I n the real world, intelligence serves you as far as it can be practically applied.
“There are no shortcuts to anything worth having.”
Don’t try to do everything on your own. Sooner or later, you will need other people to reach the next level.
M a ny things are solved with a good night’s sleep.
W hen you start to feel sorry for yourself, stop and be grateful for what you already have.
C ultivate networks. Relationships are 90% of professional success.
J ust because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should.
“Many things are solved with a good night’s sleep.”
F reedom requires money.
N ever stop learning, about the world and about yourself.
P eople require more than the utilitarian: music; literature; art to transcend the mundane.
C onvictions are the enemy of reason. Always be ready to admit you might be wrong.
A lways have a project on the go, something that brings you purpose and fulfillment.
“People require more than the utilitarian: music; literature; art to transcend the mundane.”
N ot everything requires a purpose. Leave time to enjoy yourself for enjoyment’s sake.
S eek out people with more knowledge and experience than you do. This is how you grow.
L ive your values. Live the life you want to lead.
E very choice should be exposed to critical examination.
D on’t blame others; take personal responsibility for your actions.
“Not everything requires a purpose. Leave time to enjoy yourself for enjoyment’s sake.”
Credit where credit is due.
Benchmark your progress.
T here is no need to be self-conscious; you overestimate how much the average person even takes note of what you are doing.
Cherish your closest relationships.
A nd, whatever you do, always think for yourself.