A few suggested maxims

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day” – Lao Tzu

I’m a firm believer in the concept that, when in doubt, simplify. So whenever life gets a bit overwhelming, I find it helpful to review a few simple maxims to put everything in perspective.

Here are my favorites:

  • Be grateful.
  • Most of life is noise. Find the things that matter.
  • Do mind and body maintenance every day.
  • Want things where I have an advantage (curiosity, talent, knowledge or persistence).
  • Want less.
  • Short term hard, long term easy (ie. Do the hard things now).
  • Manage the probabilities.
  • Use leverage as much as possible.
  • Remember, there is no failure, only feedback.

What are yours?

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