Brain Food – No. 551 – November 19th, 2023
Timeless ideas and insights for life. (Read the archives).
Alignment: The Key to Success Nobody Ever Taught You
I spend a lot of time thinking about this simple idea: The person who aligns themselves with the general principles of the world goes further and faster than the person who doesn’t.
“Events that demand a leap of action before we’re ready often have the happy effect of boosting us on to the next stage of development in spite of ourselves.”
— Gail Sheehy
“Show me a person who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a person you can beat every time.”
— Lou Brock
If someone looked at how you spent your time over the last year, would what they see as your priorities match what you see as your priorities?
Ninety percent of success can be boiled down to consistently doing the obvious thing for an uncommonly long period of time without convincing yourself that you’re smarter than you are.
“In order to get the results we desire, we must do two things. We must first create the space to reason in our thoughts, feelings, and actions; and second, we must deliberately use that space to think clearly. Once you have mastered this skill, you will find you have an unstoppable advantage.”
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