“Don’t make decisions too hasty – major decisions should take time.” The reason why “big” decisions are so tough is because all the options have similar outcomes overall. It’s usually the smaller decisions that pile up that start to matter the most for people as opposed to one single decision. Tough decisions usually don’t matter. […]
“Passive income is what you need because it’s easy!” – Random guru. It’s probably harder to get passive income for many people than to just simply work. Finding sunken treasure may be harder than just to simply work. Getting a business to run passively while you drink margaritas is MASSIVELY more difficult than to just […]
“Work smart, not hard!” – Random guru. Succeeding in many things isn’t an absolute thing – it’s a relative thing. Meaning that if “success” is standing up in an auditorium for a better view, and everyone else stands up, you’re back to square one. Therefore, it’s not about working smart if everyone else is working […]
“Stop with your excuses!” – Random Guru I think gurus are close to having the right idea here. Many excuses are just that – excuses. Parents that blame their kids for the parent being messy, or fat, or unmotivated, will eventually have the kid no longer in the picture but the parents behavior continues on […]
The gurus will tell you that failure is a part of growing, and it’s actually right but that’s only half the story. Because when losers fail, they don’t think about why they failed. When winners fail, they think about what they learned to not fail in the same way again. Sometimes it takes creativity to […]
“Your diet is terrible and you need to follow my workout advice” – Fat Random Guru. I mention before in other articles about the tenants of advice and why advice is often so bad for many people and doesn’t work. I also mention that taking advice from people not ahead of you in terms of […]
“Be specific about your goals and visualize it!” – Random guru. This is another thing that’s right but it’s easy to mess up due to the guru missing a core part of this advice. A goal is easy to confuse it’s 2 parts: 1) The path, 2) The destination. A lot of people become specific […]
“The journey of a million miles begins with a single step” – Confucius (the original “Random Guru!”) Let’s do some math for fun. There’s 5,280 feet in a mile, and a step is about 2.5 feet, so 2112 steps in a mile. It takes 20 minutes to walk a mile. So, 20,000,000 minutes (333k hours) […]
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