Do not brag over what is not yet done.
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In high school, I really liked this girl—let's call her Jane. Actually, I wasn't the only one who liked her, two of my other friends did as well. It had gotten to the point where the time for talk was over, it was time for action. We all decided to ask Jane out and see who she would say yes to. Guess who she said yes to? None of us, because none of us asked.
So this was my first lesson on the art of doing: one action is worth more than a thousand thoughts…
Books I Recommend
For those who suffer from procrastination and resistance, read The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
The definitive book in productivity, Getting Things Done by David Allen
How to find joy in action, Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch
On effortless action, read Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland
For more on the strange and irrational world of the human mind, read Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
For more on longevity and conscientiousness, read The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study by Howard S. Friedman, Leslie R. Martin
Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D. breaks down the mental science of achievement with Succeed
To understand the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche beyond internet memes, read Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One
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