1. Live Smart
  2. Avoid Dumb
  3. Don’t Sabotage

That’s it! Rather straightforward, right? However, like many things, principles aren’t that complicated, it’s the day-to-day application that gets challenging.

The good news is that all three rules are really similar, just looking at the same mountain from different perspectives.

The rest of the news is that proper application requires the diligent acquisition of self-knowledge, the ongoing development of introspection and cultivation of in-depth self-awareness, the ability to stand outside oneself and objectively see and analyze your thought processes, beliefs, mindset, worldview, emotional triggers and behaviors.

And at its highest levels, that in turn requires that we continuously educate ourselves about ourselves, the psychology/sociology of the human species, whether it be via books, print or audible, or night or online classes, anyway/some way but definitely somehow.

That’s all! : )

Closing Quotes:

“Those who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.” – Robert Burton

“It’s hard for me to understand why [getting an MBA] is a better use of time and money than actual experience combined with a dedicated reading of 30 or 40 books.” Seth Godin, ‘Purple Cow’

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins, Unlimited Power/Awaken the Giant Within

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier