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6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person
By: David Wong
Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. But if not maybe you should read this.
New server for our websites E5-2620 which has 24 cpus and 64 gigs of ram. This should speed things up a bit
Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far
by Tony Schwartz | 10:25 AM May 1, 2012
Tomorrow is my birthday — always an opportunity for reflection, but especially this time. For several weeks now, I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned during the past six decades that really matters. Here’s a first pass:
1. The more we know about ourselves, the more power we have to behave better. Humility is underrated. We each have an infinite capacity for self-deception — countless unconscious ways we protect ourselves from pain, uncertainty, and responsibility — often at the expense of others and of ourselves. Endless introspection can turn into self-indulgence, but deepening self-awareness is essential to freeing ourselves from our reactive, habitual behaviors.
2. Notice the good. We each carry an evolutionary predisposition to dwell on what’s wrong in our lives. The antidote is to deliberately take time out each day to notice what’s going right, and to feel grateful for what you’ve got. It’s probably a lot.
3. Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.
29 life lessons learned in traveling the world for 8 years straight
1. Everyone everywhere basically wants the same thing
2. Deferring your happiness to the future is a terrible idea
3. “Someday my ship will come in” is bull****. You will NEVER win the lottery. Be practical.
4. There’s no such thing as destiny. This is excellent news!
5. Seek out people with different beliefs and views of the world to yours and get to know their side of the story
6. Living a good life is the best way possible to convince people
7. Nobody has it all figured out
8. There’s no shame in saying “I don’t know”
9. More money will NEVER solve your problems
10. Possessions own you
11. TV is the greatest black hole of time available to mankind
12. The Internet is the greatest tool ever available to us, but daily use must be capped
13. Get outside and do something with other people
14. Speaking only English is incredibly limiting to non-tourist travelers
15. Modern foreign culture does not have to satisfy your stereotypes
16. Take your time
17. You can’t please everyone
18. Trying to be cool or following trends is for mindless sheep
19. Make mistakes – and LOTS of them!
20. Wear sunscreen
21. Stop thinking so much and act
22. Dance and sing whenever possible
23. Making new friends is easy and so is appreciating your current ones
24. You don’t know what you’ve got ’till its gone
25. Swallow your pride and apologise
26. Doing anything specifically to impress people is stupid
27. People are not alone in being alone
28. Love isn’t “all” you need, but if you don’t have it in some form, your life will be very empty
29. The most important lessons in life can never be expressed in black and white, but must be experienced
How to Adopt an All Or Nothing Attitude (And How It Can Level Up Your Life) - April 16 by Paul Jun
There comes a point in life where your back is against the wall, options are running low…and you have to act — it’s now or never.You’ve been slacking, putting things on hold that are high priority, and following your passion just seems like a hopeless dream.I was in this situation a few years ago: I was a failing college student with no passions, goals, or any idea of where I was heading.
That’s when I decided to adopt an “All Or Nothing” attitude.