Rule #7: It's Better to Look Stupid Than Perfect

Rule #7: It's Better to Look Stupid Than Perfect

There is nothing special about me.

Throughout school, I was a B student...
I was never talented at sports...
And my English teachers would laugh if they knew I made a living from writing.

However, this lack of talent forced me to learn several crucial life skills:

  • I had to develop a strong work ethic.
  • I had to practice habitually.
  • And I had to learn how to learn.

But I never would have developed these skills without one crucial factor...
 

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Rule #6: Principles Before Practicality

Rule #6: Principles Before Practicality

There is no worse state of mind than desperation.

You forget your values.
You compromise your principles
You make big sacrifices with equally big consequences.

You become so focused on getting out of whatever jam you're in, that you lose sight of what the consequences of your actions will lead to down the road. 

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Rule #5: Don't Multi-task, Multi-goal

Rule #5: Don't Multi-task, Multi-goal

You're probably familiar with the saying, 

"Hit two birds with one stone."

But imagine for a second that this saying was your reality. 
Imagine you were trying to hit two birds with one stone because you relied on those two birds for dinner.

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Rule #3: Never Give in to Guilt

Rule #3: Never Give in to Guilt

There are two things I'm sure everybody reading this has experienced at some point:

Failure & Guilt.

Everybody has tried... 
Everybody has failed...
And everbody has felt guilty about letting friends, family, or themselves down.

But does feeling guilty really motivate you to "get back on track?"

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Rule #2: Consistency Conquers, Intensity Squanders.

Rule #2: Consistency Conquers, Intensity Squanders.

As you may know by now, I have a deep passion for 3 things:

  1. Scientific facts...
  2. Technological resources...
  3. And helping individuals achieve whatever greatness they seek.

Since starting Willpowered 2.5 years ago, those points reminded me why the exhaustion, doubt, and failure was worth it.

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