Some guidelines

Pursue growth consciously and continuously.

Read all the time (it creates your internal landscape).

Write every day.

Simplify all that can be simplified. Use focus and simplicity to keep what matters most front and center. Also maybe to intimidate people a little bit. But don’t be an asshole.

Honesty is the price you pay for freedom. Pay it.

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Simple rules, continued

Simple rules help you do what you want to do (like form a new habit, or reach a goal).

Here’s how I come up with simple rules:

  1. Figure out what I want to do. (This is usually the most difficult part.)
  2. Figure out the ONE key action that will help me do what I want to do. (Sometimes this is so obvious it’s painful.)
  3. Figure out how
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Suggested rules for social engagement

Optional, of course, but helpful.

1. Be careful with your Yes.

 A yes is an agreement. It’s a contract, and it’s a good idea to be careful – even hesitant – of who and what you attach yourself to in verbal contract. Casual agreement can be construed as you making a commitment when perhaps that’s not what you intend.

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