Do the people you care about love you back?
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Assume that nobody is going to help you, and nobody is going to stop you.
Money is (just) fuel.
Lets talk about the end. My current self, existing now, is to be seen in the context of my end, and my beginning.
When you want money, ask for advice. When you want advice, ask for money.
You follow the rules of war for you, not your enemy. You fight by rules to keep your humanity.1
If you want to be a top performer in any field you must become abnormal. Normal is average, which by definition, is far below the top! "We can always be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal." --Kobe Bryant
Becoming Abnormally Good2 at something:
- No reasonable excuses - don't make (reasonable) excuses that let you off the hook. You need the negative emotions that leads to inspired decision making.
- Not Worrying About What You Can’t Control
We know it's best to be genuinely friendly no matter who you're trying to get information out of, thanks in part to the work of Hanns Scharff and a slew of studies on interrogation techniques3.