Note To Self: Good Habits To Build And Maintain

Is that ok if I start a blog post with a few negative adjectives? I’ll have to do it any way…

Feeling uninspired, unproductive and anxious about being unproductive at the moment so I thought it’s better to note down some good habits I saw on a picture the other day, as a pick-me-up reminder:

1. Say “No”

When you say “No” you have more time t0 read, learn, ask questions, contact friends, love life. Say “No” More.

2. Love

This is the only religion. this is the only thing worth surrendering to. this is the fuel for your idea muscle.

3. Make Mistakes

Mistakes are the spell books of success. Study them hard. Learn there incarnations. When muscles tear they rebuild stronger

4. Plant Seeds:

Basic Garden Math: 1% of the seeds turn into 50% of the flowers. Plant lots of seeds.

5. Be around People Who Are Kind to You and Love You

Other people will make you unhappy, unkind and unsuccessful.

6. Stand Next to the Smartest Person in the Room

Harold Romis did it (Bill Murray). Steve Jobs did it (Steve Wozniak). Kanye West did it (Jay-Z)

7. No Excuses

Blaming is draining. Complaining is draining. Explaining is draining. We don’t have enough inner plumbing for all that draining.

8. Dont’ Be in a Rush

Every overnight success I’ve spoken to took 10 – 20 years to get there. But only if they celebrated small success along the way.

9. Solve Difficult Gratitude Problems

If you can find a diamond in the mud, you’re going to end up with a lot of diamonds in life.

10.Warren Buffett’s 5/25 Rule

Make a list of the 25 things you want to do in life. Now do the top 5. And NEVER THINK ABOU THE OTHER 20 EVER AGAIN. Else they will take time aways from the 5 that one most important to you.

11. Write Down 10 Ideas a day

This actually turns into a super power. Do this for six months straight and see what happens.

12. Follow Up

I’m shy and bad at this. And Lazy. Send an email the next day with an idea on the next step. I have to do this.

13. Ask Questions

There are more questions than answers. Opportunities are buried in the questions. Facts can be outsourced.

14. Right Now

Regret will waste time today worrying about yesterday. And anxiety will steal energy from the future. Focus on right now.

15. 1% a Day

Whatever you want to get better at: do 1% more each day. 1% day, compounded, is 3800% a year. You win.

16. Sleep

Sleep rejuvenates brain cells, heals the body, reduces anxiety.And your brain is only active 25 hours a day. Sweet dreams.

17. Every Day, Avoid Death

You can get rich from a hospital bed. Or a grave. Move everyday, sleep well, eat well.

18. Do One Thing Every Day  You Loved as a Child

This is usually the fuel that can power your life.


On a positive note, those yellow flowers make me happy. Yellow to me is the most cheerful colours and it can easily be my favourite colour. What’s yours?


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