The reason we work so hard is for “financial freedom.” Somehow we always seem to end up awfully unfree, don’t we?
In the past year, I had the opportunity to ask over 100 brilliant people: “What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months? “
If you’re fine being tired, stressed, and sub-optimal, don’t worry about recovery. Continue to focus on quantity over quality.
So if hustling isn’t the answer, what is?
Make your routine fit your personality and life. As long as you feel uplifted and fulfilled it doesn’t matter how long it is. The key is to keep going even if you don’t feel like it.
Beating ourselves up feels bad, and despite our mental image of a mean drill sergeant being super motivating, mentally shit talking ourselves does nothing to motivate us to change or take action.
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.
Using distractions for self-expansion builds strength, while using them for self-suppression simply shields us from the pain we’re avoiding.
Relationships with others are the best thing life gives us. They also make us sleep better.
Writing is the ultimate ‘deep work’ activity — to become a better writer, you need to practice your skills in a state of distraction-free concentration.