Friday, May 28, 2010

More wisdom from Timothy Ferriss.....

In my continuing effort to catch up to my partner, I am
re-reading The 4-Hour Workweek. Here are a few more
excerpts (see April 24th for the original post):

"The key to having more time is doing less, and there are two
paths to getting there, both of which should be used together:
1) Define a to-do list and 2) define a not-to-do list. In
general terms, there are but two questions: What 20% of
sources are causing 80% of my problems and unhappiness?
What 20% of sources are resulting in 80% of my desired
outcome and happiness?"

"Slow down and remember this: Most things make no
difference. Being busy is a form of laziness- lazy thinking
and indiscriminate action."

"...lack of time is actually lack of priorities."

"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too.
Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate
yourself. You are better than you think."

"It is possible to have too much of a good thing. In excess,
most endeavors and possessions take on the characteristics
of their opposite. Thus:
'Pacifists become militants.
Freedom fighters become tyrants.
Blessings become curses.
Help becomes hindrance.
More becomes less.' "
(Tim borrowed from here)

"I don't fix it if it isn't broken. Different is better when it is
more effective or more fun."

"....don't mistake retirement for the goal."

"What is the pot of gold that justifies spending the best
years of your life hoping for happiness in the last?"

"The commonsense rules of the 'real world' are a fragile
collection of socially reinforced illusions."

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