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Doing Nothing

There seems to be a tendency in some people to always be doing something. This can be great because it facilitates invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. But other times it can be harmful.

Doing something enables you to prospect and find good companies to invest in. Doing nothing enables you to wait and watch the companies – and your investments – grow. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing to do.

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Habit

Step by step, rep by rep, day by day, everyday. The power of compounding kicks in over-time and though there is little or no visible progress at first, incredible results begin to appear. The “secret” of your success? Simple! It’s your habits.

The great thing about habits is that you can build them easily. If you want to build an exercise habit, before you program a 1-hour workout, start by doing 10 pushups, 10 squats, and 10 crunches every day. If you want to be a writer, before you buy a new Moleskine and some hand-crafted pens, start by writing 2 paragraphs every day on a foolscap pad using your blue Bic ballpoint. When it comes to habits, all that really matters is consistency. If intensity is required, that can come much later on after the habit is formed.

 

PS: Atomic Habits by James Clear is a thoughtful, well-written book on building habits.