Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on true potential

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People thinking about opportunity cost in terms of earning potential are missing the point. If you're enduring an existence you dislike, you're missing out on the opportunity to live a lifestyle that better matches your preferences. That's the real opportunity cost.

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Something imperfect that works has the potential of working better when perfected. But perfecting something that won't work will never make it work.

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In striving to fulfill our potential, we forget to discover our true preferences.

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An obsession with maximizing our potential is probably our biggest fear of missing out. And it makes us fragile. We start seeing only one option (maximization), at the cost of a simpler lifestyle that benefits from serendipity and is more resilient to unfavorable events.

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