The Best For You

“Make friends with people who want the best for you.” ~ Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules For Life Simple concept. Also brings to mind that popular saying “you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with.” This has been on my mind a bit lately. I have had the tremendous good fortune […]

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Can’t Lose

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! ~ Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights I subscribe to a daily email called Daily Dad. It offers bits of advice for fathers, delivered to my inbox each morning, from the perspective of Stoic philosophers. It’s one of the first things I read each morning. In an unusual turn, this […]

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Aftermath

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Rod Boothroyd, in Warrior, Magician, Lover, King In front of numerous witnesses, what causes a man — in broad daylight — to lose control of his truck, jump a curb, cross a lawn, hop over a flower bed, crash into […]

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The Oldest and Truest Path to Achievement 

Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve. ~ Jack Canfield, The Success Principles Recently, my 5-year old Son had been complaining of “scary dreams.” It was making him afraid to go to bed. Of course, it could’ve been more of a stalling tactic by a child […]

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There’s No Way Anything Beats This

You are the only problem you will ever have for your trading career and, of course, you are the only solution to this problem. ~ Andrew Aziz, How to Day Trade For a Living As much as part of me wants to resist the first part of Andrew’s statement — nah, I can’t be the […]

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Let Go

Pausing can be a key ingredient in creativity and innovation. Studies showed that the best way to engineer an epiphany was to work hard, focus, research, and think about a problem—and then let go. Do something else. That didn’t necessarily mean meditate, but do something that relaxes and distracts you; let your unconscious mind go […]

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The Only Way Out is Through

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have. Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear. ~ Tim Ferris, in The […]

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Believe

If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase “I can’t” and all of its cousins, such as “I wish I were able to.” The words “I can’t” actually disempower you. They actually make you weaker when you say them. ~ Jack Canfield, in The Success Principles The amazing thing […]

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Hurry the ‘F’ Up!

The holy grail of habit change is not a single 1 percent improvement, but a thousand of them. It’s a bunch of atomic habits stacking up, each one a fundamental unit of the overall system. ~ @JamesClear, in “Atomic Habits” If I may, I’d like to change a couple words and phrases in this excellent […]

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The Puzzle Drive

I had, and still have, persistence. Once I get on a puzzle, I can’t get off. If a friend had said, “Never mind, it’s too much work,” I’d have blown my top, because I want to beat this damn thing, as long as I’ve gone this far. I can’t just leave it after I’ve found […]

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