Life is what you make of it.
For some, it’s an adventure, an opportunity to serve or the chance to make a difference.
For others, it’s a stream of bills, a race to win or a chance to keep keeping up.
Your life’s never what others make of it. The choices are all yours. Make the choice that serve you best.
Buying the dip is not overrated advice.But buy gold and silver too.
It’s hard to see what would stop the United States from printing more paper money to prop up its economy in a congressional election year.
If for nothing, at least to maintain the current balance of power.
Algorithms are a set of rules that define the operability of things.
You want a better relationship or life? More money or a more supportive partner?
Look for the algo. It should be why you read books and watch YouTube videos.
People are either like hangars or runways, but never both.
Hangars keep you confined and protected from the elements. True. But they also keep you from possibilities.
Runways, on the other hand, encourage you to fly. They pull you to do the seemingly impossible.
One thing though, hangars are comfort zones, runways are not.
If you lie to everyone else about your income, sexual orientation, shortcomings or deeply personal things, it won’t make it true.
Even if they never find out, you’ll know the truth and that’s all that matters.
The paradox of lying is you might successfully lie to everyone else apart from yourself. And it will still be on you to come to terms with the truth.
It’s almost always dilemmic to trade off something you want for what you need.
The former may make you feel in control but latter just is—like air or water or destiny.
If you let your wants take precedence over your needs, you will almost always be a slave to someone or something. And recovering addicts know this, all too well.
All effective teams operate on a need-to-know basis.
There are pieces of information that should never be public knowledge within families, organizations and governments, irrespective of how democratic the group is.
And the reason is, some information are only meant to flow horizontally while others flow vertically. Knowing which is which is almost always determined by who needs to know.
Your greatest threat will always come from the people in your inner circle.
No matter how tight you keep it, you’ll always have those people who think they know you enough to compromise you or steal your spot.
Whether they succeed or not will depend on how much information you give.
Go on trips to new places, read new books and be open to meeting new people.
The number one way to break out of a holding pattern, is to try new things.
The reason why people stay in the same for many years, is exposure or the lack of it.
A person may forgive bad behavior. This is permissible.
But there’s a reason why institutions must never forgive.
People have their humanity among other things but institutions don’t. Institutions only have integrity.