They can seem similar, but sometimes they are opposing forces. Desire is narrow and pointed and short-term and self-gratifying. Purpose is broad, long-term and selfless. Desire can be for revenge, or profit, or status, or recognition. Desire does not always align with your purposes, and can sometimes distract you from your purpose. Never act from…
If you’re going to swing, swing hard
Starting a business, pitching a customer, raising money. All hard. If you’re going to take the plunge, don’t be half-assed. Do it properly, prepare, put in the effort. If you’re going to swing, swing hard.
If you want a winning company, you need winners. That generally means hiring people better than you. How do you know if the other person is better than you? They intimidate you, they scare you a little, they are just better than you. You know. If you’re not sure, they’re not better than you. Put…
Don’t be sneaky
Lots of people in business are sneaky. Devious. Cunning. It can be tempting to mirror them. Fight fire with fire. Don’t. Sneaky people are considered dishonest. You don’t want that perception. Don’t be sneaky.
Nobody is holding you down
If you’re unhappy it’s because you’ve chosen to stay in a place of misery. No one else is making you miserable. The reason you want to blame someone else is you want an excuse to be miserable. You want to be miserable. It’s your choice. Nobody is holding you down.
One day is a good as a hundred
You realise you had a gem, and you lost it. You realise you should have behaved differently, treated it differently. Not taken it for granted. It upsets you. All that time, wasted. What’s the point of mending your ways now? Because one day is as good as a hundred. It doesn’t matter how many days…
Find out who you are
Then do it on purpose. The alternative is to not know who you are, and do it by accident. That way lies a wasted life. Rather a life of living on purpose. First, find out who you are.
There’s only one way to a 100x
The ground floor. If you want a 100x return on an investment, you need to get in early. Which means you need to take enormous risk. If you’re not willing to take the risk, you can’t get the return. If you want the return, there’s no avoiding the risk.
Whatever you have you start taking for granted
It’s natural. When you have something, you take it for granted. It’s only when you have the opportunity to lose it that you appreciate what you have. So keep taking risks, keep moving. You’ll quickly learn how lucky you are.
Only people who carry the opinions of others need the support of others
If you carry your own opinion, you don’t need the crowd to support you. It’s yours, you made it, you own it. Ignore the crowd. Ignore their opinions. Find your own way.
Wet grass doesn’t catch fire
When you are kind, generous, honest, and respectful with people, you water the grass. If you’re anything less, the grass quickly dries and the smallest spark can light it on fire. Better to avoid the risk of unnecessary fires. Go with wet grass.
How you react says more than your reaction
Don’t react if someone contradicts you or argues with you Be cool, listen. The way they are behaving will teach you more than your reaction will teach you. If you’re busy reacting, you’re not learning. And it’s telling the other guy how you’re thinking. Don’t react.