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Why Isn’t Everyone Doing This?

One of the greatest quotes i’ve ever read is this one by Charlie Munger:

“I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts.

Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day – if you live long enough – most people get what they deserve.”

That’s one of the hardest things for people to accept – that you get what you deserve. Look in the mirror. You have the body you deserve based on your diet and how much you exercise. You have the social life you deserve. Your bank account probably has the amount you deserve.

The world doesn’t owe us anything. You don’t have an intrinsic right to happiness. You have to create it yourself.

Stephen Hawking says, “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

What he means is that you create your own meaning in life.

To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want.

Take a look at your life – what can you do to earn the right to deserve more?

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