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On focus and keeping the main thing the main thing

Working as hard as you can is good, but not as important as one might think. It’s the quality of decisions, the thing we work on, that matters the most. Workin on a thing consistently, yet slowly, is worth 1000x working fast and hard on multiple things. It took me a long time to realize this, and I hope you learn it faster.

The point: Laser-like focus sets apart the average and the extraordinary. The seemingly average (you and me) can take small steps (with focus) in the same direction every day. Keep the main thing the main thing to make something extraordinary.

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On immovable truth

The truth is indifferent to what we believe about it

We can’t change it, or knock it off its course. It just is. We are simply observers of it for a short time. What we can do is share lessons from our perspective, as our perspective (our ‘observation post’) is not shared by anyone else.

That means that what you see and what you have to say is important, so long as you do not pollute it with self.

Anyone can point anybody forward regardless of knowledge or experience.

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Breaking deadly rules and norms for a fuller life.

Our morality is incongruous with the law of the time. The two biggest examples I can think of are slavery, honor killings, genital mutilation.

Be careful of rules.

Be more careful of norms, for they are just silent rules that are culturally accepted. They are deadly just the same. They lead us through a mediocre life void of living.

Find the norms, the rules, and break them with vigor. Smash them with a happy heart.

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The Quiet Tree

A tree on a hill is really good at one thing: being a tree. Turning sunlight and water into more tree, growing so slow that nobody ever sees it.

Quiet. Slow. Growth.

That hill becomes a favorite of hikers, birds, bugs, and deer. A wonderful serene paradise on a little hill.

We can be like the tree. Quiet. Growing.

Our little hill might be better for it.

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Commitment to Truth

There’s something that transcends us all: truth.  Yet each one of us bends the truth to fit our ego and our paradigm.  

Those that continue to grow have a few things in common.  Commitment to truth is one of them.  

If you let it, the truth will kick your ass. 

Try this: Before reading on, try introspection.  Take off your narrative glasses and take a hard look at yourself.  What do you see?  

Is your initial reaction a positive one?  Like you have a handle on things?  Or a negative one?  Like you’re a seasoned captain in a storm that’s never been survived before?  

The way you see yourself is a giveaway to how mature you are.  

Ditch the ego.  Ditch your own story you tell yourself about yourself.  Take off the glasses.