- Tim was taught by John McPhee at Princeton. Was the most influential class of his life. All grades in other classes improved after taking this class
- Further Reading: Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
- Jim told his research team, he didn’t want to discuss leadership in Good To Great because if you were to build something truly great, it has to transcend leadership roles. Leadership argument can also lead to circular reasoning
- However research team came to him and told him —> leaders actually mattered.
- Ask what’s really different between companies?
- “I’m not really a business author, I just happened to have used as companies as method to study human systems because there’s great data.”
- Jim would tell students, “You don’t need to work for IBM to have a business. Why are you putting your creativity and energy for the company?” Students asked Jim, “What are you doing?“
- Bet everything on Built To Last —> was down to less than $10,000 — they were really scared
- “I did not want to have a half-life of quality in the work”
- How does Jim Collins spend his time?
- 50% —> In new and creative work
- 30% —> In teaching
- 20% —> Other stuff that just has to get done
- So Jim Collins started counting his hours with 3 different stopwatches
- What he really came to realize was that the first bucket was the one that really mattered (the creative work)
- Every single 365 day cycle — the total number of creative hours must exceed 1,000. No. Matter. What. He takes 3 month pace, 6 month pace.
- Jim Collins ranks his days from answering the question of “How was your day?”
- +2 = great day
- +1 = good day
- 0 = eh
- -1 = bad day
- -2 = really bad day
- Over the last 5 years, Jim asks what’s going on in the -2 days?
- Patterns Jim has found:
- “+2 days” mean (1) Solitude of really hard work (favorite day = gets up, never leaves the house, loses himself in the research or writing or making sense of things), and/or (2) time with people he loves
- 3 things Jim values: (1) Increasing simplicity (2) Increasing time in flow state (3) Time with people he loves
- What counts towards the hours marked creative for Jim?
- Any activity that has a reasonably direct link to the creation of something that is new or potentially replicable or durable
- He links it to artistic pursuits… “is an artist getting the paint brushes ready to paint a creative activity? He would say yes”
- Sometimes things can be creative that you don’t expect, like a conversation
- “Genius with 1,000 helpers”
- Be a hard counter “to stay on the march”
- Before a conversation with a friend, Jim writes down 3 things you’d love to talk about.
- For his 1,000 creative hours, it is “the constraint in which I can have a ton of freedom”
- “I’m not overly regimented, I’m just disciplined, there’s a difference” (discipline = freedom!!)
- Big takeaway about sleep: it’s not about the number of hours you get in a day. Jim cares more about the number of hours you get over a 10-day cycle
- Jim’s personal takeaways on sleep
- (1) If you wake up in the middle of night and can’t go back to bed for 20 minutes, get up do work
- (2) Naps are his saving grace. Genetic gift of being able to nap at any time (3 favorite times of napping -> airplanes, afternoons, (go to bed at 11pm —> get up at 3… then you go back to sleep from 7-11am)
- “We struggle in our 20s about how to get clarity to deploy ourselves to the world.” Everything before then is structured for us.
- The Hedgehog Concept: When companies focused on one or a few things things, those decisions would accumulate and lead to some real results. For companies it is (1) doing what you’re deeply passionate about, (2) what you can be the best in the world at – and if you can’t, leave it to others (3) have an economic engine and know how it works
- Jim wrote in his Bug Book: “The bug Jim really loves to make sense of something difficult, breaking it down into understandable pieces, and teaching it to others.”
- Describes ages 60-90 as when the real magic happens
- If someone is going to give you mentorship time, you owe it to them and to you to go prepared (Jim put three days into preparing to meet with Peter Drucker)
- Jim: Which of your 26 books are you most proud of? Drucker (86 years old): “The next one!” He wrote 10 more.
- Drucker’s big question of life: “How do you make society more productive and more humane?”
- Biggest lessons from Drucker:
- Don’t make 100 decisions, when 1 will do. For example: Jim asked himself about speaking engagements — “Is this a great teaching moment?” If not, doesn’t do it
- Jim asked how he could pay Peter back for his time? Peter said he already paid him back because he had learned. Peter made some observations about Jim. Peter said “it seems you spend too much time worrying about if you’ll survive. Or if you’ll be successful. That’s the wrong question. The question is: how to be useful.“
- Flywheel Effect — The Flywheel effect is a concept developed in the book Good to Great. No matter how dramatic the end result, good-to-great transformations never happen in one fell swoop. In building a great company or social sector enterprise, there is no single defining action, no grand program, no one killer innovation, no solitary lucky break, no miracle moment. Rather, the process resembles relentlessly pushing a giant, heavy flywheel, turn upon turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond.
- As much about great individuals as it is great companies
- Amazon took the Flywheel Principle and asked themselves… “What is our Flywheel?”-
- Flywheel is an underlying, compelling logic of momentum. It is not a list of steps drawn in a circle. There’s an inevitability drawn in.
- Built over a long period of time, the flywheel creates a compelling future
- What is Jim’s Flywheel?
- His Flywheel starts at: “Curiosity fed big questions”
- If Jim is really curious abut something, he can’t help but learn about it and do research on it. If he does the research right, he can’t help but have ideas and insights and concepts that come out of that research, and he has those, then he can’t help but want to write them and teach them and share them
- Are there only positive flywheels or are there also negative flywheels?
- Relationships are “We will not fail at this marriage. No. Matter. What.”
- Many of the most important things transcend the capability of language (ludwig wittgenstein)
- Sometimes, you have to burn the boats. Jim was thinking about having the option to come back to Stanford to teach after leaving… but having the option to come back would have changed his behavior. Lesson: No Plan B.
- “Life is people.“
- There are three addictions: heroin, alcohol, and a monthly salary. (Add social media to that list.)
This website is about you. It’s about optimizing your habits. And you becoming the best version of yourself.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You (and I) have heard everyone say that.
How can I prove it?
There have been two major themes when I’ve been at my best in life (“firing on all cylinders” as the kids like to say):
- I was on a streak — doing the same habit(s) day after day. Building a routine.
- I was accountable for my streak — other people were aware I was building this streak. I didn’t want to let myself down (or them!).
So why not use this website as a way to create that process for myself and YOU.
Here’s how it works:
- You email danny [at] dannymiranda [dot] com with the streak you want to create. Title: Streak: [Insert Your Habit Here]
- Include your social media handle (or your website) and time zone.
- Every day, respond to your initial email and say you’ve completed your task. If you fail to respond to the thread each day, your streak will be removed. You have until 11:59pm to report your submission. If you report you’ve completed your streak at midnight, this will NOT count. You can submit a new one any time you’d like.
- Streaks will be updated at 3 p.m. EST the following day at dannymiranda.com/streaks – you can track your progress (and others) there!
What streak should you try?
This is about what you’re trying to accomplish right now.
It could be as simple as one minute of meditation. It could be 75HARD. It could be 10 pages of reading. It could be waking up every day at the same time. The possibilities are endless in terms of ways to improve yourself.
Here are a couple of recommendations:
- Make it something you can control (“10 minutes meditation” > “Feel more peaceful”)
- Make it something you can measure (“45 minute workout” > “Workout”)
- Make it an action, not a result (“Clean diet” > “Lose 20 pounds”)
If you want to change your life, change your habits.
A lot of people want to change their life. But they fail to change their habits because they don’t (1) build momentum by creating a streak and (2) are not accountable in public if they fail. (I’ve been there too many times.)
Streaks changes that.
You are publicly incentivized to stay on the top of the leaderboard. Every day you continue to build your streak, you will be changing your identity (and changing your life). You will also have an updated spot on the leaderboard.
The more reasons you have to do a habit, the more likely you will be to do it — even when you don’t feel like it (which will create discipline). Soon enough, you’re someone who does what they need to do, even when they don’t feel like doing it.
I’ve experimented with all types of ways to improve. But I’ve found the best way to get better is by building momentum while being accountable to others.
Why am I doing this?
The goal of this website is to build a community of people who are in pursuit of a better version. I am interested in getting to know people who build positive habits. I want to talk to these people. I want to learn from these people. “These people” could be you.
What if you lie?
The only person you’re hurting is yourself.
- Shoot me an email at danny [at] dannymiranda [dot] com with the habit you want to track.
- Title of email: Streak: [Insert Your Habit Here]
- Include social media or website.
- Send me an email every day by midnight (your time!) saying you completed your task.
- Track yours (and others) streaks on this page.
To your success,
Have you ever had a massive goal but then took no action on it?
There is one big reason why I believe people don’t even attempt a goal.
The goal seems too big.
Set Huge Goals?
Set massive goals.
It’s typical to hear someone say… “You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.” And while this is an important mindset to harness – especially when doing difficult things – it can seem almost patronizing if you haven’t even started your journey.
Take an individual who is trying to get into running.
Let’s say it’s difficult to run around the block without getting winded. But you hear people say, “Make your goal huge!”
So, you decide your goal is going to be to run an ultramarathon.
One question you could ask is: “How am I supposed to set a goal of running an ultramarathon if I can’t even do a lap around my block?”
That’s a great question.
And my answer to that is: “You shouldn’t… if the huge goal demotivates you. If it excites you, carry on.”
When you set goals so big, so far away from your current reality, it’s easy to look at that reality as impossibility. Because it is impossible. Right now.
The truth is setting a goal of running an ultramarathon might push you in the opposite direction. It might paralyze you from taking action in the day to day.
This is the same for any type of massive goal.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set it.
So, change your focus.
Should I Focus on the Day-to-Day?
One way to do that is to just think about that day or that week.
Notre Dame football is known for a phrase:
“Play Like A Champion Today”
There’s no reason to worry about if you didn’t go running yesterday.
Instead of thinking about the mountain you’re going to climb, think about the next step. If you can take a single step, you can keep going.
The reason this works is because it is inherently practical.
Your goal is to win the moment. You can’t win that moment by focusing on yesterday or tomorrow. In order to get better, to get to where you want to go… you need to lock in on that single day.
Although this is good advice, I believe it’s incomplete.
The Notre Dame football team can play like a champion today because they have the long-term goal of winning the College Football Playoff. They already put the practice on a daily basis.
The reason “Play Like A Champion Today” works is because it narrows their focus to what they can control – that day.
But if you haven’t started your journey, or you’re just getting started…
There’s something missing from the equation that most people don’t talk about.
Everyone talks about short-term goals (daily or weekly). Everyone talks about long term-goals (the big win).
These are both important.
But from my experience, when you’re just getting started, “medium-term goals” are the best way to get from where you are to where you want to be.
What do I mean by “medium term goals”?
These are goals that help you connect the day and years. They are the goals in between the short and long term. Hence the name. Medium.
For example, let’s go back to the running example. You know on the day-to-day, you want to run. You know in the long term, you wanted to be an ultramarathoner.
But what’s something that helps connect the short-term goal with the long-term goal?
It just so happens there’s a 5K Run in your area in 12 weeks.
That’s your medium-term goal.
“I will run a 5K race in 12 weeks” would be a perfect medium-term goal.
It helps give you a vision for where you want to be. You can see how your daily actions will lead you to where you want to go. And it helps connect your aspirations of long-distance running to the day-to-day.
The medium-term goal makes sense because it is practical. You can wrap your head around it.
Eventually, you’re going to complete your medium-term goal though.
What Should You Do After the Medium-Term Goal Is Complete?
Set a new medium-term goal.
In the above example, it could be as simple as running a 10K in a few months away. Take the next step up. Or it could be a half-marathon.
The medium-term goal (5K in 12 weeks) is NOT the long-term goal. That’s where it’s easy to make the mistake – and not follow through with your plan of becoming an ultramarathoner.
Feel good about accomplishing your goal. Be happy and proud of yourself. Then go to the next step.
Short, Medium, and Long-Term Are All Necessary
If you don’t have short, medium, and long-term goals, it’s much more difficult to stay with a habit.
If you only focused on the day-to-day, you’d start running one day.
“Wow, this is fun!”
You’d get excited because it was a new activity. Then, you might quit after it got difficult because you had nothing to look forward to.
If you only focused on the long term, you’d start running because you had this big goal.
“Wow, I’m going to be an ultramarathoner one day!”
You’d be excited to take some steps to achieve it initially. And then you’d stop once you realized how hard it actually was.
Let’s imagine you had the short and medium goals but didn’t have the long-term goals. You’d run daily, complete your 5K and stop running. You would need a longer-term goal to keep pushing you forward.
If you had a medium-term and long-term goal but had no short-term actions, you’d never actually get your butt off the couch.
When Your Reward Is the Action (When You Don’t Need Medium Term Goals)
Are medium term goals always necessary? Are goals always necessary at all?
Here’s my theory: when you’ve been doing an activity for a while, medium-term and long-term goals will still help motivate your behavior, but you’ll find the process of doing the activity turns out to be the reward.
When you can find joy in doing the activity, you find less need for goals.
And that should be the level we all strive for, right?
To get to a point where doing the activity itself is the reward.
- Setting huge goals can lead you to paralysis by analysis. They can demotivate you and eventually hurt you when you’re first starting out.
- Daily goals, focusing on what you can control, are good but insufficient.
- Long term goals are beneficial as well but setting them without medium term goals can be costly.
- Medium-term goals are goals that connect your short term and long term. They are neither daily actions nor are they the “end state” you’re hoping to achieve.
- If you’ve completed your first medium-term goal, you should set another one to build momentum.
- Eventually, you get to the point where the action becomes the reward.
I sat down for my daily meditation.
After my mind settled into nothing, I quickly thought of Naval.
I thought about Naval talking to Joe Rogan about meditation. I thought about Naval not doing any speaking engagements, wondering if that gave him more time to focus on his thoughts. I thought about Naval’s 60-day meditation challenge. I thought about what Naval would think about me doing a 10-minute meditation instead of his typical 60-minute session.
As I was watching myself think, I laughed.
It was clear I linked Naval to meditation.
This was an interesting insight.
Because if I linked Naval to meditation, what else am I linking together? And how I can purposely link things together for my own benefit to produce greater habits and a stronger life?
What Is Linking?
On the Internet, links are used to connect one site to the next. Most webpages link to others, which can create an endless “rabbit hole” for you to explore on the Internet.
Weirdly enough, our mind does this too.
Our mind has one thought (one webpage) which takes us to another thought (another webpage). This leads us to think about something new (a separate webpage). All of a sudden, we’ve played telephone to the point where we’re thinking of something completely unrelated to that first thought.
We are linking all the time.
In action, it might look like this:
*Checks phone* Wow, nobody texted me. I guess nobody is thinking of me. I guess nobody likes me. I guess I’m lonely. I guess I’m going to die alone.
Yes, it sounds crazy, when it’s written out.
But this is what our mind does. Sometimes you’re in a loop you didn’t start and can’t control.
It’s because our mind is always looking for links.
If you can link positive habits together in the morning, you can start your day on the right foot. Then, after your Morning Routine is over, you can start linking positive thoughts together instead of negative ones. This creates a chain that could lead you down a completely different day which can lead you to a different week, to a month, to a different year, to a different life.
I could get lost in social media all day.
I was conditioned to was check my notifications and text messages first thing in the morning. I’ve since learned this puts me in a reactive state to start the day.
My mind is ready to attach to any thought loop and go down that rabbit hole in the morning. So why not make those thoughts positive and empowering?
Here’s another reason for a Morning Routine: We have been least influenced by the world around us when we wake up. You haven’t spent any time on social media, listening to your friends, or watching the news. This means you can effectively brainwash yourself. And it’s important to do so by linking the morning together.
Linking the Morning Together
Professional athletes warm-up for games. If your life is a game, why wouldn’t you want to prime yourself for it?
Not only does a Morning Routine help us link together positive day, it also helps us complete the Morning Routine itself.
I’ve created some useful links that help me create the type of day I want to create. Feel free to use these, disregard them, or enjoy them:
Waking up in the morning to drinking water.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I often realize is… “Damn, I’m thirsty.” My phone is in a different room (if it was available for me to grab, I would). That water brings some life back into me. It wakes me up a little bit. But, I’m still not fully there.
That first sip to Wim Hof breathing.
Wim Hof breathing is awesome. It takes about 10-15 minutes and it really wakes me up. After I’ve completed my Wim Hof breathing, I’ve convinced myself the only appropriate task to do is meditate.
Wim Hof breathing to meditation
Meditation stills the mind (similar to Wim Hof breathing) and allows me to watch my brain work for 10-20 minutes. Tapping into nothingness is key to create anything.
Meditation to visualization
Visualization primes your mind to experience the world you would like to see. There’s a reason why visualization is so common amongst the world’s most successful people. It’s because it works.
These all take about 30-45 minutes. I only need to wake up and drink water to set this whole process in motion, because I’ve linked one routine to the next. The less thinking, the better.
Links To Create
Linking is an excellent way to control your morning, but it’s not the only time you can use it to your advantage. You can use it throughout the day to maximize your enjoyment from life.
Walking through doors to high energy – I got this one from Tej Dosa. Think about how many doors you walk through throughout the day – whether it be your bedroom, bathroom, or front door. If you linked “high energy” to walking through these doors, how much brighter would your life experience be? It’s simple and effective.
Brushing your teeth to a personal affirmation – Post a personal affirmation on the mirror to your bathroom, that way you’re guaranteed to see it at least twice daily.
Hot beverage to writing – I’m currently working on my writing habit. So, it’s helpful to have a trigger. I’ve settled with a coffee or tea. If I have one of these in my hand, it reminds me that it’s time to write.
Links to Destroy
Waking up to checking my phone – As previously discussed, this link was a potent one because it set me up to experience the day someone else wanted me to have. Now I use my phone as a tool to reward myself after having completed what I was supposed to for the day.
Checking my phone within an hour of bed – For years, I’ve had trouble with my sleep. One of the reasons why, is my mind goes seemingly endless thought loops. This is likely because I’ve put so much stuff into my brain.
Opening web browser to social media – One of my least helpful habits I have is immediately typing in “tw” for twitter.com or “fa” for facebook.com or “gm” for gmail.com. These have happened over time. In order to help myself with these links, I’m currently playing around with the app called Freedom. Freedom can block websites and apps you don’t want to use for set amounts of time. I have blocked a bunch of sites I use to procrastinate. Occasionally, it blocks a useful research link I might want to check out, but so far it’s saved me far more often than it hurt me.
The point is to notice if you do anything often, you can use that opportunity to improve your life in some way by linking.
We have so many links throughout the day. If you practice the art of watching your mind think (meditation), you can potentially pick up on these and make the necessary adjustments.
A good clue is when you ask yourself: “Wow, where did all that time go?”
As algorithms have gotten stronger to keep you on platforms, it’s important – more than ever – to use your own links to create the day you want to create.
This is about recapturing your life to make sure you’re living the way you want to be living.
If you don’t control your life, someone else will.
P.S. If you have any useful links to share, drop them down below!
An interesting perspective on how to live a focused life in a world full of noise. Beneficial for anyone who thinks they’re addicted to their phone/social media and wants to make a change.
- “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity… You see how few things you have to do to live a satisfying and reverent life?” Marcus Aurelius
- The core mission of the iPhone was to play music and make phone calls… not all the other stuff. Steve Jobs was initially dismissive of the idea the iPhone would become a general computer (5)
- The iPhone today does much more than play music and make phone calls. These changes were massive but unplanned (6)
- “People don’t succumb to screens because they’re lazy, but instead because billions of dollars have been invested to make this outcome inevitable.” (9)
- “Checking your likes is the new smoking” + “Philip Morris just wanted your lungs, the App Store wants your soul” – Bill Maher (9)
- Rewards delivered unpredictably are far more enticing than those delivered with a known pattern
- When confronted with quitting social media, most people believe “I wish I could do that, but I just can’t” (31)
Principles of Digital Minimalism:
- Clutter is costly
- Optimization is important
- Intentionality is satisfying
- “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau (37)
- Thoreau believed clutter was costly: “I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of.” (40)
- Common optimization among digital minimalists was to remove social media apps from their phone (47)
- “For many people, their compulsive phone use papers over a void created by a lack of a well-developed leisure life” (71)
- How many “small” moments do you miss out on because you were looking at your phone? (73)
- Newport suggests going on a 30-day detox. (80)
- Solitude is the subjective state in which your mind is free from input from other minds (93)
- “I’ve always had a sort of intuition that for every hour you spend with other human beings you need X number of hours alone. Now what that X represents, I really don’t know… but it’s a substantial ratio.” – Glenn Gould, pianist (111)
- “Only thoughts reached by walking have value” – Nietzsche (117) …Nietzsche walked 8 hours per day one summer
- Researchers found the more someone used social media, the more likely they were to be lonely (139)
- If you increase the amount of likes or links clicked by a standard deviation, mental health decreased by 5-8% of a standard deviation. (140)
- Value generated by a Facebook comment or Instagram like, although real, is minor compared to the value generated by an analog conversation or real-world activity (142)
- Anything textual or non-interactive: basically all social media, email, text, and instant messaging doesn’t count as conversation and should instead be categorized as connection (147)
- The more you text, the less necessary you’ll deem real conversation. In addition, when you do interact face-to-face, you’ll be checking your phone nonstop (157)
- Don’t treat texts as ongoing conversations you must tend to, it will make concentration easier (158)
- “A life well lived requires activities that serve no purpose than the satisfaction that the activity itself generates” (166)
- Leisure philosophy from Mr. Money Mustache: “Carpentry, weight training, writing, playing around with instruments in the music studio, making lists and executing tasks from them” (172)
- Expending more energy in your leisure can end up energizing us more (176)
- You’re living truer to your primal potential when you’re interacting with the world with physical tasks (179)
- “Leave good evidence of yourself. Do good work.” – Gary Rogowski (182)
- Some new skills you can learn on YouTube: changing your own car oil, installing a new ceiling-mounted light fixture, learn a new instrument, start a garden plot (197)
- Newport believes you can receive the vast majority of the benefit of social media in as little as 20-40 minutes per week. (202)
- Join groups: it’s easy to get caught up in the annoyances or difficulties inherent in any gathering of individuals struggling to work toward a common goal, but it’s worth it (205)
- Doing nothing is overrated… investing energy into something hard but worthwhile almost always returns much richer rewards (212)
- The app Freedom allows you to block websites for set amounts of time. Freedom’s internal research states users gain 2.5 hours of productive time per day from using their app (226)
- Turn your devices into single-purpose computers – meaning they only help you do one thing at a time. Much more compatible with human attention span. (229)
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users’ Attention (PDF)
- Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter
- Lead Yourself First by Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin
- How To Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett
A quick and fun read. You’ll get a look into what Ranger School and starting his business were actually like.
- People are wired in one of two ways: either your body controls your mind (“that’s painful, I’m going to stop”) or your mind controls your body (“I can keep pushing through a momentary feeling of discomfort”). This is a mindset Nick believes you can change.
- Is it hurt or injured?
- “I had this surreal feeling, an out-of-body experience where I was watching myself walk from outside of myself. And then, in the midst of the most bone-deep misery and exhaustion I’d ever had, things suddenly became very clear to me. I became super aware of what I was doing and how I felt. I’d reached a point of no return with my body, but my mind took over and gave me some control over the situation.” This sounds like meditation/Awareness
- Keep your sights set on YOUR goals.
- People will have more credentials than you in a competitive environment. You can get around this by doing more shitty things to make yourself a stronger person. AKA embrace the suck.
- Struggle adds depth to your story and also creates strength
- Never let yourself think you’ve made it. You’re never really there
- Nick’s company’s competitive advantage is they are transparent about everything – from how the product gets made to filming behind the scenes on YouTube
- No Plan B
- “I’m going to make this work no matter what”
- Discipline takes over when you start to feel sorry for yourself.
- Be proactive rather than reactive, you’ll never make it to number one if you’re constantly following the footsteps of first, second, and third place
- Natural gifts can be a curse because it can mean not working as hard as someone who doesn’t have as much natural talent to begin with.
- Whenever you feel like you didn’t get something you thought you deserved, remember all the people who have it way worse than you
- When things are running smoothly, it worries Nick… it means they’re not pushing the envelope enough
- He aims to be the guy that stays calm when everyone loses their mind
- “I’m going all-in on this shit. I’m making this work, whether I die with it or whatever.”
- “When I go a long period of where nothing hurts, where there’s no stress – whether physical or mental – I start to go a little nuts”
- “The only hell I’m afraid of is, when I die, the man I ended up as… meets the man I could have been” – Tucker Max
- TACTIC: Spends a part of each day planning out how the next 12 weeks will go (practice instilled through the army)
- If you’re not learning one new thing a day, you’re not growing/getting better
- “Remember, problems are good” (Post: Why A Holocaust Survivor & Navy SEAL Share The Same Mindset)
- Tiny heart moments à the moment you start making excuses for yourself, that’s when you need to make the conscious decision to not only do what you said you were going to do, but go one more
- “If you can go external and pull yourself away from that inner struggle, you’ll find yourself achieving things you never thought possible” Sounds spiritual
- We’re trained as children to crave comfort and to avoid pain. Which means we’re never working at capacity.
- If it were easy, anyone could do it. The difficulties of a journey mean you’ve chosen something special, something worth the time and effort.