Wednesday, December 27, 2017

About problems................


From the sub-chapter, Identify and don't tolerate problems:

b.  Don't avoid confronting problems because they are rooted in harsh realities that are unpleasant to look at.   Thinking about problems that are difficult to solve may make you anxious, but not thinking about them (and hence not dealing with them) should make you more anxious still.  When a problem stems from your own lack of talent or skill, most people feel shame.   Get over it.  I cannot emphasize this enough:  Acknowledging your weaknesses is not the same as surrendering to them.  It is the first step to overcoming them.  The pains you are feeling are "growing pains" that will test your character and reward you as you push through them.

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f.  Once you identify a problem, don't tolerate it.  Tolerating a problem has the same consequence of failing to identify it.  Whether you tolerate it because you believe it cannot be solved, because you don't care enough to solve it, or because you can't muster enough of whatever it takes to solve it, if you don't have the will to succeed, they your situation is hopeless.  You need to develop a fierce intolerance of badness of any kind, regardless of its severity.

-Ray Dalio,  Principles

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