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A blog post that I wrote to end the year 2018!
Non-obvious values and beliefs I developed in 2018!
The above picture was captured in San Diego.
Throughout 2018, I was asked by family, friends and peers the following questions:
How was 2018 for you?
How are you doing?
2018 was the best year of my life.
I’m having the best time of my life.
As we are nearing the end of 2018, I took some time to reflect on 2018 and asked myself why do I think 2018 was the best year of my life? Why was I having the best time of my life?
After spending some time thinking about it, this is what I realized.
Almost everything comes down to your perspective. Period. How you see the world and see the things around you determines the outcome of your life.
Finally, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.
The values and the beliefs that I built in 2018 were the core reasons why I think 2018 was the best year for me or why I was having the time of my life.
Here they are:
Almost never compare yourself to others. Either you will be depressed or you will grow arrogant. Just compare yourself with your old self. The goal is to stay identity-less.
Your competition isn’t other people. Your competition is your ego, your ignorance, your emotions, your focus, your procrastination, your fear and your energy
Appreciate people more, say thank you more, say please more and give credit to others more
If it’s hell yes, it’s a yes. Otherwise, it’s a no.
knowing how to deal with emotions, short-term pleasures and attachments
Focusing on subtracting
Making a list of people that you would want to work with in the future
Planting seeds with as many good people as possible
Making actions every day regardless of how you are feeling
The biggest returns in life come from the compound effect. It applies to career, wealth, health and relationships
Be impatient with action but be patient with results
Hard choice, easy life. Easy choice, hard life.
Most importantly making sure that you are physically, mentally and emotionally fit.
These values and beliefs are non-obvious and it has changed my life in a good way. I can’t see myself living without them again.