Brain Food: Avoiding Stupidity is Easier than Seeking Brilliance

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★ "You’re avoiding this because it’s hard. You already know what to do. The evidence has been staring at you in the face for months."

Decisiveness

★ "If criticism from outside proves devastating, it is because it so readily joins forces with an infinitely more strident and more aggressive form of criticism that has long existed inside of us."

How to Take Criticism

Insight

“If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way. The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life.”

— Jerry Seinfeld

Tiny Thought

Things that reduce the odds of long-term success:

A lack of focus.
Making excuses.
Staying up late.
Eating poorly.
Checking email first thing in the AM.
Working more to fix being busy.
Buying things you don't have the money for.
Focusing on yourself.
Letting other people define success for you.
The wrong relationships.
A lack of patience.

Et Cetera

+ "More than 42% of one-on-ones are rescheduled every week." (Pair with Doer vs. Manager: How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You).

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