Quote-unquote #8

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Hello! Here are some quotes that helped me move through the week.

"Being able to convey yourself simply using ordinary English words is far more important than being able to write poetry, having an extensive vocabulary, or speaking seven different foreign languages." — Naval Ravikant.

"We think we need to change our results, but the results are not the problem. What we really need to change are the systems that cause those results. When you solve problems at the results level, you only solve them temporarily. In order to improve for good, you need to solve problems at the systems level. Fix the inputs, and the outputs will fix themselves." — James Clear in Atomic Habits.

"There is no life of only pleasure and no pain, of only success and no failure, of only acceptance and no rejection. To have one, you must have the other." — Mark Manson.

"The ultimate form of preparation is not planning for a specific scenario, but a mindset that can handle uncertainty." — James Clear.

"A great way to understand yourself is to seriously reflect on everything you find irritating in others." — Kevin Kelly.

"To remove the sting of insults, stop valuing compliments." — @thalamu_

"The things that we understand create Silence. The things we do not create Emotion." — @KapilGuptaMD

"Doctors won't make you healthy.

Nutritionists won't make you slim.

Teachers won't make you smart.

Gurus won't make you calm.

Mentors won't make you rich.

Trainers won't make you fit.

Ultimately, you have to take responsibility.

Save Yourself." — Naval Ravikant.

"There has to be a balance between whom we wish to be and who we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are." — Brandon Sanderson, in The Hero of Ages.

"A surefire way to make a bad situation worse is to continue replaying it in your mind.

The damage is done. The only thing that matters now is making the best choice, given your current position.

Next play mentality" — James Clear.

If you've read this much, you're one of the rare ones. Thanks for reading! Adios.

Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA