These are some notes from the book:
Excellent Advice for Living by
Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier
- Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ Points.
- Don’t measure your life with someone’s else ruler.
- Movement plus variety equals health.
- The best way to learn anything is to try to teach what you know.
- Choose not to be outraged today.
- Everyone is shy. Other people are waiting for you to introduce yourself to them. Go ahead.
- The more you are interested in others, the more interesting they will find you.
- If you ask for advice, you will get a partner.
- “No” is an acceptable answer, even without a reason.
- 99% of success is just showing up.
- There is no point in being the richest person in the cemetery.
- No problems = No progress.
- You are what you spend your time on.
- If you are not embarrassed by your past self you have probably not grown up yet.
- You don’t need more time, you need more focus.
- Underpromise and overdeliver.
- Ignore what others may be thinking of you because they aren’t thinking of you.
- Avoid the snooze button.
- If your goal does not have a schedule, it is a dream.
- Cultivate an allergy to average.
- No one is as impressed with your possessions as you are.
- Don’t keep making the same mistakes; try to make new ones.
- You are either late or early.
- If you feel like quitting, tell yourself you will quit tomorrow, but not today.
- Five years from now, you will wish you had started today.
- There is no perfection, only progress. Done is much better than perfect.
- Your ideal partner is not someone you never disagree with but someone you are glad to disagree with.
- If you are alive, that means you still have lessons to learn.