Beware the logic of consequences

The logic of consequences is simply this: thinking through all he consequences of your actions. Beware it. This path will always result in reasons to not take risk.  If you never take risk, you’ll never get anywhere. Rather follow the logic of appropriateness. What would a person like me do in this situation? Example: You…

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Push the envelope, but don’t tear it

If you’re going to be original, don’t be too original . If you’re going to take risk, don’t take too much risk. By all means, push the envelope. But if you get too far ahead you risk leaving reality (and the crowd) behind. You risk tearing the envelope.

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Partners make the difference

When you’re deep in the thickets, taking hits, struggling, contemplating giving up, there’s only one thing that can get you through. Partners. They cajole you on, they lend a hand, they give advice. Partners make the difference.

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The truth will set you free

No cash. Customer gonna reject you. Product doesn’t work. Wrong partner. Whatever the uncomfortable truth, confront it. That is the only way to more forward. The alternative is to hang on to a fantasy and delay the inevitable. Every day in a fantasy is a day wasted. The truth will set you free.

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Profit is the path to making a sustainable impact

Making a difference is the way to live. Having a purpose is the secret to happiness and satisfaction. But what’s the point if its not sustainable? It’s like having a teaspoon of white sugar, getting a kick, and then dipping low again. There are lots of factors in sustainability, but the most important is profit….

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You don’t need to be Bruce Lee

Want to be someone special? Make a mark? You don’t need to be Bruce Lee. To be someone special, just be yourself. Every single person on the planet is unique. Bruce Lee was Bruce Lee You don’t need to be Bruce Lee to make something out of your life

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What is the definition of integrity?

Some people think integrity is honesty. You have integrity if you tell the truth, simple as that. Not true. Integrity is much more than telling the truth. For example, not telling the entire truth is a form of lying, but it’s not exactly lying, and therefore would still qualify you as having integrity if your…

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Love your mistakes 

We get taught from school onwards to run away from mistakes. To be ashamed of, to be embarrassed. That’s not constructive. It makes you afraid, and fear is not a great motivator. Better to love our mistakes, embrace them, don’t run away from them. That’s not to be confused with loving making mistakes. Making mistakes…

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The deeper you go the less you know 

When you start learning a new subject, you quickly think you understand the gist. And as you learn more, you become even more confident. But there’s a point at which where you suddenly start doubting yourself. “Maybe there’s more to this than I thought.” Past that point, the more you learn, the more you doubt….

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Misfortune favours the arrogant

Fortunate favours the brave. Not the arrogant.  Bravery is not to be confused with arrogance. Pride comes before the fall. Misfortune favours the arrogant.

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Mankind? What about your own kind?

Lots of people say they want to save “mankind”. They spend their lives trying to save “mankind”. Who is “mankind”? Everyone in the world. That’s quite a few people. Quite laudable. But before you save “mankind” make sure you’ve looked after your “own kind”. Your family. Your surburb. Your town. Your provide. Your country. Etc….

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You can’t be fabulous if you’re not flawed

“Fabulous and flawed”, a famous saying. It’s famous because it’s true. If you want to have fabulous people in the world, you must accept their flaws. If you want to be fabulous, you must accept your flaws. No flaws, no greatness.

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