Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become – Hal Elrod
Yuval Novah Harari is a fabulous story teller. One of his masterpiece is “Sapiens”. In it, he tells a masterful story about stories! That, humans are so different from rest of the species on the planet just because we have the capability to make and believe stories. We can make meaningful stories which other believe and all then have a common cause towards something. This, Yuval contends, is not a trait that is seen in other species. This is seen only in humans. And he also contends this is the only trait that made humans stand apart from the rest of the species.
This is such a sensible statement. All the systems that humans have today are just stories. But their power lies in the rest of the people believing them and striving towards them. And a very important consequence is that one who does not have any story to believe cannot thrive in this world which runs mainly because of stories. So, have a story for yourself, believe it by all means and stick to it. Not having a story may look like wisdom, but it is dangerous for survival!
“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” Winston Churchill
“There is no such thing as overnight success, so it’s important to “fall in love” with the process”
All the benefits in life come from the power of compounding (money, success, health, relationships)
Every day is new, and memory and identity are burdens from the past that prevent us from living freely in the present. Resembles with bruice lee’s – Be like water
Fear begets more fear and courage begets more courage
We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence, then is not an act but a Habit.
The more you learn, the more you can learn
“Any sort of avoidance is going to trigger inhibition systems, whereas positive goals are going to trigger approach and reward motivation.”
From Jolly Good Fellow:
- A strong achievement drive
- Ability to influence others
- Conceptual thinking
- Analytical ability