“Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you.”—Unknown
Parkinson’s Law (on Steroids): The Single Principle for Immediately Expanding Your Confidence and Success
Parkinson's Law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.”—Unknown
To be absolutely clear: If you wake up at 5AM for 30 days straight, your entire life will change.
“Commitment is a statement of what ‘is'. You can know what you’re committed to by your results, not by what you say your commitments are. We are all committed. We are all producing results. The result is proof of a commitment.”—by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp
“All progress starts by telling the truth.”—Dan Sullivan
Overtime, you’ll really love that sleep, especially if you’re waking up earlier and getting more done.
You must be stretching your own limits and your own identity. You must be going beyond where you’ve currently been. Otherwise, you’re simply attempting to maintain and preserve your current status, station, or identity.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo.
“If you’re interested, you come up with stories, excuses, reasons, and circumstances about why you can’t or why you won’t. If you’re committed, those go out the window. You just do whatever it takes.”
Your identity is not fixed, but highly fluid.
“Typically, we have a window of about three hours where we’re really, really focused. We’re able to have some strong contributions in terms of planning, in terms of thinking, in terms of speaking well.” — Ron Friedman
“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” — Michael Jordan
“When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.” — James Allen
The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” —Jim Rohn
Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio
“Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”—Alain de Botton
When you see things from multiple perspectives, you realize you can achieve almost anything you want in far less time than you imagined.
“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.” — William James
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."- Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner
“The pain is a kind of challenge your mind presents — will you learn how to focus and move past boredom, or like a child will you succumb to the need for immediate pleasure and distraction?” — Robert Greene
The problem with most people's lives is that they are being shielded from the consequences of their behavior. There's little to no accountability.