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21-year-old native English speaker, lethargically living by the ocean


The self

  • "Your thoughts are not orders. Merely suggestions. You have the power to choose which option to follow."
    • James Clear
  • "Motivation is what you spend the most time thinking about"
    • Dr. Alok Kanojia (paraphrased)
  • "Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are."
    • José Ortega y Gasset
  • "Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You'll always know."
    • Naval Ravikant
  • "When people hesitate to give honest feedback on an idea, draft, or performance, I ask for a 0-10 score. No one ever says 10. Then I ask how I can get closer to a 10."
    • Adam Grant
  • "The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back."
    • Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby")
  • "I can't tell you how many times I don't feel like training and tell myself, 'I'll just do one set and see how I feel.' You would think it would stop working at some point, but I almost always end up doing the whole workout. Just start. Do a little and see what happens."
    • James Clear
  • "We need to redefine 'hard work' to include 'hard thinking.'

The person who outsmarts you is out working you. The person who finds shortcuts is out working you. The person with a better strategy is out working you. Usually, the hardest work is thinking of a better way to do it."

    • James Clear

Studying tips

  • "If you pay attention in class, ask what you ignore, and share what you know, you will never have to study."
    • Youtube comment

Regarding others

  • "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
    • James Baldwin

Regarding opportunities

  • "Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person."
    • Ben Casnocha
jun 19 2021 ∞
jul 22 2021 +