Shane Parrish

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Failure is a part of life. The people who never fail are the people who fail to live. Pushing things forward and leaving your comfort zone means you're going to make mistakes. It means the world will kick your ass sometimes. When it happens, learn & go again. Relentless.

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So much advantage in life comes from be willing to look like an idiot in moment. Three immediate ways this applies: 1. Saying you don't know vs. pretending you do. 2. Doing something different than everyone else. 3. Admitting you made a mistake and correcting.

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The biggest mistake we make with negative emotions is trying not to feel them. Awareness deepens positive emotions and allows negative ones to dissipate. Trying to avoid your feelings causes suffering.

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People who don’t have time to learn always find time to make the same mistakes over and over. They go fast but they never get anywhere.

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People who don’t have time to learn always find time to make the same mistakes again and again. They go fast but not far.

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One of the most underrated skills in life is recognizing that you've made a mistake. You can't learn from what you don't see. While everyone makes mistakes, only a few can see them. Rather than passively waiting for others to point out your mistakes, actively search for them.

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One of my biggest mistakes in the past year was spending 9 months agonizing over a decision and trying to have the best decision rather than an approximately correct one.

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