Top 14 Lessons From 134 Books
Lesson 1: Boost your happy chemicals
Take 8 hours sleep, exercise and eat healthy. You can give up sugar, cigarettes, alcohol and many other things that are not good for your health.
Lesson 2: Forget self-help, be kind
Just be kind … ;)
Lesson 3: Value your time
I hate people who don’t value their own time, because they also don’t value mine! I can back my money, but can’t get back my time. And be honest I don’t care what you think about me, I don’t waste time to think about it.
Lesson 4: The 80/20 principle
80% of the returns come from 20% of the causes. This principle can be applied to every aspect of our lives to maximize the returns
Lesson 5: Learn how to win friends and influence people
This is from another favorite book of mine.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
Lesson 6: Create, don’t consume
Commit to create and do it. Everyone has the innnate desire to create, all want to add value to the word. We are all creators of some sort: some of us are coders, devops, testers, writers, painters, musicians. Some of us tahe photos, make cool things with theair hands.
Lesson 7: Mind over matter
There are a lots of events in our lives which we can’t control. Don’t worry and spend energy about events that under you control. We can choose how to react on them or spend energy on things that matter. Of cource you need some skills to back thoues up, but more you create your skills improves.
Lesson 8: Future blindness
People sucks at predicting the future.
Lesson 9: The 1% rule
Small improvements applied continuously iver a period of time have drastic effects.
Lesson 10: University is a scam
You don’t (always) need to go to university to become successful. Information is everywhere and accessible for free.
Lesson 11: Don’t give a fuck
Don’t give a fuck what other people think about you.
Lesson 12: Mentorship is the fast-track to success
Find a mentor. Learn from other people’s mistakes instead of commiting them on your own. You can also be mantor for yourself.
Lesson 13: Direct your efforts
Set a goal and work on it. This works for everting in your life.
Lesson 14: Pseudoscience can be beneficial
Sometimes we don’t have strong scientific proof that something is beneficial but experience tells us it probably is. Don’t rush to decisions, analyze the risks and potential benefits before jumping in but do keep an eye on new methods and techniques.
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