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Perfection and weakness

Seeing weakness in ourselves enables survival tactics. We realize that we can’t do it all, and that we need to use shortcuts: tools and leverages to help us succeed.

I am a perfectionist. It stops me in my tracks before I begin anything that I can’t give 100 percent to. Many opportunities, lost. Opportunities lost to delusions of grandeur. My own thinking that everything I do can be amazing, timeless.It’s not so.

Not so for me, and not so for you.

Perfection is the enemy of progress.

Anyone can do well on a great day. It’s the warrior who makes progress when all hell is upon him.

Show up. Do your best. And do it all again tomorrow. (Hint: Enjoy the little things, the process. It’s all we have.)

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Thought ≠ Action

Thinking without acting is a good way to convince yourself of grandiosity. Everyone has delusions, and all delusions are delusions of grandeur. Action is a good way to wake up from delusion. Action is living, of which we must throw ourselves in headlong.
We must throw ourselves headlong into the art of living, or else we die.

Stuck in thoughts is a death by the minutes that are spent there.

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The Only Hack I Know

Of course life is difficult sometimes. That’s one of the great truths: life is difficult.

Humans are funny though. We aren’t logical, and we don’t follow many paths that are set before us. We determine our own meaning for success, then follow it the best we can. (And that’s different for many people)

The fun part is knocking our own illogical selves sideways for a positive outcome.

The next time life gets difficult, say to yourself “This is easy.”

The magic happens when we expand on that. “This is so easy, I eat problems like this for breakfast!” And keep going. It sounds corny, but it has helped me in the past and I hope it helps you.

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult.

M Scott Peck
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Taking Others Seriously

The disconnect between you and them is so small that you couldn’t slide a dollar in-between if you tried. You’re THAT close.

So, if you don’t take yourself seriously then you won’t take them seriously. Then why do we provide half worked things? You’re you, and you deserve the best. So do they.

One thing we can ask ourselves more often: “Am I proud of this work?”