Fundamental rules for success

  • Retirement is the worst-case-scenario insurance.
  • Alternating between periods of rest and activity is essential.
  • Focus on being productive instead of busy.
  • The timing is never right. Waiting for ‘someday’ means that you will take your dreams to the grave.
  • Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
  • Emphasize strengths. Don’t fix weaknesses.
  • When things are done to excess, they often take on the characteristics of their opposites.
  • Money alone is not the solution. We use not having enough money as a scapegoat for not working out what we want out of life.
  • Relative income is more important than absolute income.
  • Distress is bad, eustress is good (the type of stress that helps you grow).

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