When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)
When we strive and struggle, when we push beyond our comfort zones, we learn what we can do. In contrast, we do not learn any useful limits sitting on our couches.
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)
Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)
If you want to be happy in life, there is only one comparison you should ever make.
Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)
One of the spookiest things I ever did was write down on a single piece of paper a number of life goals.
Advice For New Managers: Develop Principles (Newsletter 033)
Advice from individuals, journalists, and experts is more than not useful. It's downright harmful, at least in the sense that it distracts you from focusing on what you could be more profitably doing.
On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)
In addition to the choice to affirmatively do something, our actions are a choice not to do everything else we could have done that day at that moment.
Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)
Although striving for material progress served humanity well for centuries by raising us out of widespread poverty into wealth, today it may be causing more harm than good.
What Should We Wish For? (Newsletter 030)
Perhaps we should wish for something other than more of the promotions, wealth, and possessions that haven't seemed to make us happier yet.
Can You Succeed At Work Without Working Hard? (Newsletter 020)
You will always outcompete someone who is not willing to put in the same time as you. I refer not just to hours spent working, but in learning how not to waste time, and how productively to use the time you have focused on the right priorities.
039 - On Drinking Deeply - Moral Letters for Modern Times
Think of a summary as but a sip, nourishing if it comes after a full meal, but leaving you empty if you have consumed nothing before it.