Shane Parrish

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Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are.


Focus on *how* you respond You don’t control ... What people say about you; The situation you're put in; Where you start in life; If people treat you fairly; What other people do; You control *how* you respond.


Calm your mind. Train your body. Master your craft. Be present in the moment.


While we’re capable of logic, our default is pattern recognition.


The internet is as useful as your self-control.


Become what you want to see in the world and it will be so. If you want an amazing relationship with your partner, be an amazing partner. If you want people to be thoughtful and kind, be thoughtful and kind. Small changes in your actions change your entire world.


The best way to improve your ability to think is to make time and space to think.


Your thoughts shape the world you see. The world you see shapes the experiences you have. Your experiences shape your thoughts.


People think stopping when it starts to hurt is their best effort. It isn’t. Your best effort begins when it starts to hurt.


You don't control your initial trajectory in life (country of birth, parents, diet, initial education, etc.) but—for the vast majority of people—at some point, you take control of your own trajectory (you can educate yourself, etc).


Ultimately you have to think for yourself.


Your environment is the key to your subconscious. People who appear to have better than average self-control, typically operate in environments that don't require them to exercise much self-control.


I’d buy 10 percent of the future earnings of any of my friends and colleagues that have adapted since March and short all the people that haven’t. How you respond is more important than your IQ. And you control how you respond.


The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality.


Anger reduces reason.


Your environment is a highway to your subconscious operating system. This direct path influences our thoughts, feelings, and decisions. But we can alter its design to put us on the path to success.


It’s good to know what to think about, but equally good to know what not to think about.

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