How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
by Scott Adams
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One of the most useful concepts in my life has been appreciating the power of executing on systems vs aiming for goals. After I switched over to executing systems, I realized I focused much more on the moving forward based on the present rather than living in the future. Ironically, that has equipped me much better for winning the future, compared to the incessant worrying of the past!
Goal oriented people exist in a state of perpetual failure (since everyday they don't hit their goal they are failing), while systems people feel good every time they execute their system.
Good ideas have no value because the world already has too many of them. Focus on ideas you can EXECUTE.
Passion is bullshit. It causes bad decision making and flourishing of excuses. Focus instead on energy - what are the things that you do and execute with a lot of verve and energy - you cannot fake that stuff.
Capitalism is the best example of the power of simplicity.
Comics is a continual process of stripping away the noise until you reach the essence.
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