Most people think that failure is the opposite of success. However, it’s not. Failure is the prerequisite to success. If you keep failing consistently at the same thing, sooner or later, you’ll achieve success.
Don’t say, “I’m trying to eat clean.” Instead say, “I’m the kind of guy who orders a salad when everyone else orders a burger.” and then act according to your identity.
It’s okay to have a job. But jobs have a ceiling — your employer will never pay you outrageously. Building a business, on the other hand, has no ceiling. You can always find ways to scale your business so that you receive exponential benefits.
A somewhat fat friend of mine tried to lose weight for years but failed. Then she started dating a guy who was a textbook fitness freak. And months later, she lost all the weight she wanted to and is now a fitness freak herself.
We all have the wisdom to share and lessons to pass along. Clear the filter and pay attention and you'll walk away a bit more developed.
Teaching is the best way to learn. So if you teach self-improvement online (even if you don’t know anything about it yet), you’ll begin to understand it much better than people who are just passively consuming knowledge.
When you wake up, rush to the balcony to look at the sky for as little as five minutes. When you do so, sunlight enters your eyes, and it ends up optimizing your sleep-wake cycle and the associated hormones.
I recently watched Imagine Dragons perform live. And the lyrics of one of their song goes, “Pain…Oh, let the bullets fly, oh, let them rain. My life, my love, my drive, it came from…Pain!” And I can’t help but realize how true that is.
You can give yourself a headstart by learning from someone who has achieved exactly what you wish to achieve. And in the age of the internet, everyone is releasing affordable (much cheaper than college) digital courses.
You can assume control while designing your environment — but once it’s designed, it’ll influence your life day in and day out. You lose at least some control after that.