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You’re doing great

Sometimes you probably think you’re only doing ok, or maybe even ‘not great’ at all. Well, I just had a quick check and it looks like you’re doing pretty damn well. Check it out: You’re not worried about finding breakfast. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably going to skip breakfast because I ate […]

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Some days are just crap

Some days are great. Some days are not so great. And some days are downright terrible. But remember, that’s all they are; days. If you’re having a bad day, that’s all it is, a bad day. You’re still great. And you’ll still be great tomorrow. I’ll bet on it.

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Today is day one

Some ‘life advice’ is just terrible. “Live each day like it’s your last…” is one example. It sounds good. It has that existential quality, and it nods to our great motivator: death. But beyond that, it’s useless. First, most people wouldn’t spend their final dozen hours doing anything productive at all. And even if they did, […]

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Not doing what you love is insane

Way back when Apple was still making great stuff, Steve Jobs would occasionally drop a bomb line that made a hell of a lot of sense. He was that kind of guy. One time, he explained that you have to love what you’re doing because it’s insanely hard to be successful if you don’t. He […]

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Not great isn’t bad

It’s not easy being great every day. So it’s ok that some days you don’t feel like it. You’re already doing so much better than you give yourself credit for. An hour spent stretching is just as valuable as an hour spent lifting weights, in the grand scheme of things. So, give yourself a break […]

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How to predict the future

Not many people saw the pandemic coming. And nobody predicted what actually happened in 2020. Don’t believe anyone who says they know what’s going to happen in the future. At best, it’ll be a lucky guess. We can’t predict what happens to us, but we can decide what we do next. We always get to decide […]