motivation

Success happens in discrete, singular moments

Turning points are everywhere. You probably don’t know when they’re happening. You see them only in retrospect. But all the time—every single week—you make decisions that constitute some big turning point in your life. The mind can never foresee it’s own advance.F.A. Hayek Since this is true, it means right now matters. Right now could […]

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An odd sort of risk aversion

We’re so risk averse. I’d bet today’s Americans are more risk-averse than any previous generation. But it manifests oddly. So oddly. Young Americans engage in personal behavior that is riddled with risk. Sexually, financially, professionally. Multiple sexual partners, often in rapid succession. Borrowing more than we can earn in 10 years to get degrees in […]

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Persistence

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. -Calvin Coolidge

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