7 Self-Improvement Cheat Codes You Can Use to Get What You Want

Simple strategies that work shockingly well.

Ayodeji Awosika
Jun 8, 2020 · 11 min read

Beat the Competition, No “Grinding” Required

Apply the Most Rarely Used Tools in the World

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” — Thomas Sowell

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Harness the Most Boring Yet Useful Power in the World

“Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.” — Naval Ravikant

Master the Art of Staying Close to the Vest

“Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.” — Robert Greene

Understand the Imaginary Nature of Rules

“When someone tells me no, I just act like I didn’t hear them.” — Jerry Weintraub

A Success Rule That Works 90 Percent of the Time

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

A Cliche, But a Useful Cliche Nonetheless

Mind Cafe

Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

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