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Alright, so I turned 24 and I thought I’ll do something special this time. I thought I’ll write about what I’ve learned so far on my brief time on this planet.
Originally, I wanted it to be 24 lessons. But when I started writing, 24 turned into 35, which turned into 48, which turned into 62. Way too many…
So I went through the whole list again, and sure enough, I started to recognize patterns. I realized that some lessons were like branches of a bigger, unifying principle. Eventually, after countless revisions, I ended up with these 30 big ideas.
Here’s what I know about you:
You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself.
While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them.
Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
– Henry David Thoreau
What is the true key to happiness? Is it fame? Is it high status? Is it a good reputation? Is it money or fortune? Is it that new big house or that amazing car?
Here’s one of the great challenges of life. Being happy with what you have while in pursuit of what you want.
Let me guess. . .
You’ve probably heard about positive thinking or positive visualization. It clearly was a huge movement, promoted heavily during the last few decades.
Let me ask you a question: Who do you spend the most time with?
Then here’s the next question: Who are the people you most admire?
Take the time to think about these two questions. Then answer this: Are those two groups of people exactly the same? If not, why not?
Let’s see why by taking a look at the power of associations.