“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Laozi

This quote hit me as I was thinking about all the efficiencies and productivity boosts you get as you come to know yourself and what is important to you. …

Here are some TikToks to counterbalance the recent issues on Grit. I’ve got the big toolbox mentality and that includes grit. If possible, make life easy on yourself. If not possible, that’s when you pull your grit out of the toolbox.

The following are some looks on making life easy…

Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more. ~ John Kabat-Zinn

Use your willpower on things that matter.

When your stamina is drained, you revert to your lazy self, choosing actions which…

Laziness (virtue): The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful and document what you wrote so you don’t have to answer so many questions about it. ~ Larry Wall

That’s a quote…

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love” — Marcus Aurelius

From 6 Drawing on How to Be a Stoic by Mark Moschel.

A Simple Stoic Exercise.

Handle what is in your control and practice indifference…

In the last couple of issues on Grit I was leaving out a question, why bother? Gritting your way through life is painful. Nothing in any of my newsletters is worth doing just to please someone else. Do it for yourself.

Which brings us back to the question, why would…

Do I need to put warnings on TikToks? TikTok is mostly amateur content, sometimes with a lot of skin, swearing, and backed by very explicit rap lyrics. I’m usually picking people or lessons that feel real to me as opposed to staged motivational talks. We’re all adults (I think). …

Officially grit is “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.”

Implied in that is perseverance in the face of adversity. Otherwise what is there to persevere against?

So when I’m coaching for grit, I focus on what you do when you face adversity.

Practice grit with a cold shower.

Cold showers are a simple, accessible habit to…

Hype Yourself Up with Quotes from the King of Grit

Listening to David Goggins is like having a personal drill sergeant. If you like someone yelling at and cursing at you, you’ll love him. (I love him in small doses).

There are lots of people who have collected his best quotes, but this collection is the best because it also…

“The paradox of learning is that to get better, you need to go outside your comfort zone, and thus feel worse. The people who grow continuously, thus feel consistently over their heads.” ~ Scott Young

via TrainingMindful on Twitter.

How painful is self-improvement?

I had a moment of inspiration from…

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