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Regret
5/30/2022
Minimizing Regret

Practical thoughts on having fewer and fewer regrets.

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Fairness
1/3/2022
Difficulty Levels

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1/3/2022
Not Trying

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Mindfulness
11/17/2021
Just Sitting

We’ve lost the art of sitting still. Forgotten its value, its place, its power, how much it can help. When times are hard and you’re feeling low, the ability to simply sit with those feelings is invaluable.

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Personal Growth
1/12/2021
How to Not Get Angry or Annoyed

They say a gap exists between stimulus and response, and that in the gap we have the freedom to choose. But what they fail to mention is that that gap must be created.

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Personal Growth
1/12/2021
Mind the Downside

Everyone tells you to do what makes you happy. But few people say not to do what makes you suffer.

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Clear Thinking
1/12/2021
Stop Fooling Yourself

We would all do well to remember the wise words of Richard Feynman: "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. ”If you don’t think that’s true, you’re fooling yourself.

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Personal Growth
1/12/2021
Hard Over Easy

Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.

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Personal Growth
1/12/2021
The Patience Switch

Patience isn’t always a virtue. Sometimes there's no good reason to wait.

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Personal Growth
1/6/2021
The Price You Pay

It’s impossible to be truly happy if you never let yourself feel truly sad. To fully experience love, you have to be willing to fully experience loss. You can’t be sensitive to pleasure without being sensitive to pain.

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Personal Growth
12/22/2020
Only One Way to Know

You should strive to learn as much as possible from others. But some lessons must be learned firsthand.

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Personal Growth
12/22/2020
The Basics of Better

Figure out the basics and then master them inside and out. Because they tend not to change and they can’t be beat.

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Personal Growth
12/4/2020
More Than Enough

The world is constantly conspiring to convince us that we’re invisible, inadequate and inconsequential. Never miss a chance to remind people that you see them, that they matter and that they’re already more than enough.

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Personal Growth
10/11/2020
Grateful for Giants

Our lives are more interconnected and interdependent than most of us ever realize. We are all standing on the shoulders of giants.

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10/11/2020
The Good Old Days

These are the good old days. Enjoy them while they last.

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10/11/2020
What Are You Building?

Great work, great contributions, great lives don't appear out of nowhere. They're built. Day by day. Brick by brick.

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Personal Growth
10/1/2020
Building Better Tunnels

Our environment shapes our behaviour to a larger extent than most of us realize or would like to admit.

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Personal Growth
10/1/2020
Wanting to Do the Dishes

Life isn't about fulfilling superficial wants. It's about finding purpose in meaningful work.

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Personal Growth
9/30/2020
Move the Starting Line

There's a difference between starting over and starting again.

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Philosophy
6/19/2020
19 Early Lessons From Covid-19

We constantly underestimate compound growth. Both the good kind and the bad. Linear thinkers get bamboozled by an exponential world.

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Personal Growth
6/19/2020
How to Feel

With coronavirus in full swing, a lockdown in full effect, and a little one due any day, people keep asking me how I’m feeling.

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Personal Growth
6/19/2020
Forged in Fire

When I was twenty years old, Bipolar Disorder burned the life I knew to the ground. When something like that happens, when tragedy strikes, when you experience trauma, the people around you will say all sorts of well-intentioned things that will fall short of the truth, make your eyes roll, and leave you feeling surprisingly angry and alone.

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