Scott Adams

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

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Impressions

    Edwin Sosashared an impression6 years ago

    Very impressive book.
    Somehow I was not expecting it to be as good as it was.
    I will immediately read it again. I have to be sure not to miss many of the valuable advice it contains

    b2051060496shared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    anastasiia kishared an impression8 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

Quotes

    Samid Nawahas quoted2 years ago
    system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness in the long run. If you do something every day, it’s a system.
    Johnatanhas quoted8 years ago
    Affirmations are simply the practice of repeating to yourself what you want to achieve while imagining the outcome you want. You can write it, speak it, or just think it in sentence form. The typical form of an affirmation would be “I, Scott Adams, will become an astronaut.” The details of affirmations probably don’t matter much because the process is about improving your focus, not summoning magic.
    Alikhan D. Taleepovhas quotedlast month
    Nietzsche famously said, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” It sounds clever, but it’s a loser philosophy. I don’t want my failures to simply make me stronger,* which I interpret as making me better able to survive future challenges. Becoming stronger is obviously a good thing, but it’s only barely optimistic. I do want my failures to make me stronger, of course, but I also want to become smarter, more talented, better networked, healthier, and more energized. If I find a cow turd on my front steps, I’m not satisfied knowing that I’ll be mentally prepared to find some future cow turd. I want to shovel that turd onto my garden and hope the cow returns every week so I never have to buy fertilizer again.* Failure is a resource that can be managed.

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