If I had a time machine would I go back in time? I’m not sure. It’s ok to feel regret sometimes.
LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE IT’S YOUR LAST DAY.
I start off stupid. I learn. I do. The only way to get better is to DO. Not think or write or watch. DO.
Let’s make this even worse: the person you have to call back let you stay in his apartment for three months for free. You’ve worked together for 14 years and he’s one of the most successful investors in NYC. And then you moved out of his place and you were too awkward to ever call him again. I’m an idiot.
We’re not all lucky with everything we do. Jocko is lucky. I am lucky. But some of his friends didn’t make it back from war.
What a pleasure to combine the deeply personal with my professional passions. The result is always so much better as well. Because we have the story and the rapport, and we can get right down to learning the topic I love best: how to achieve peak performance in any area of life.
I often GET INSPIRATION by reading. I can never underestimate the ability to absorb someone else’s life by reading about it. I’m a vampire sucking out their knowledge and making my brain more powerful. This gives me fuel when I procrastinate.
Since I was a kid, they have been my parents and mentors and friends. I’d come home from school and watch sitcom after sitcom all day and night. For better or worse, they raised me. And still do.
Happiness is outside of my comfort zone. Every day.
If you spend the majority of your time in worlds where people are accomplishing incredible things, all of a sudden that starts to seem normal.