#44: you don't need goals

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In this issue:

📕 Powerful life skills

💭 You don't need goals to be happy

🚫 Leadership habits to eliminate

📕 Powerful life skills

  • Take compounding seriously

  • Sequence things well

  • Make and execute decisions quickly

“Hesitation is always easy, rarely useful.”

  • Learn to tell stories

  • Learn to be specific

  • Understand how to see systems

{6-min read}

💭 You don't need goals to be happy

When you decided to do something, make sure it is something that you really want to do.

Don't do it because someone told you to.

Don't do it to fulfil other people's expectations. Do it for your own happiness.

{3-min read}

🚫 Leadership habits to eliminate

Zero-sum mindset

Sense of entitlement

Being motivated by compliments

Relationship with pure takers

Name dropping to impress

Telling people how busy you are

Quitting for no logical reason

Pretending you know

Keeping grudges

{2-min read}

The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself...

That is the moment, you might be starting to get it right.

—Neil Gaiman

Until next week,




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