on losing soul

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
– Mark 8:36

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Some advice

  • Be present above all else.
  • Desire is suffering (Buddha).
  • Anger is a hot coal that you hold in your hand while waiting to throw it at someone else (Buddhist saying).
  • If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day.
  • Reading (learning) is the ultimate meta-skill and can be traded for anything else.
  • All the real benefits in life come from compound interest.
  • Earn with your mind, not your time. 99% of all effort is wasted.
  • Total honesty at all times. It’s almost always possible to be honest and positive.
  • Praise specifically, criticize generally (Warren Buffett).
  • Truth is that which has predictive power.
  • Watch every thought. (Always ask, “Why am I having this thought?”)
  • All greatness comes from suffering.
  • Love is given, not received.
  • Enlightenment is the space between your thoughts (Eckhart Tolle).
  • Mathematics is the language of nature.
  • Every moment has to be complete in and of itself.

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss – Taylor Theis/