5 Common, but Unbelievably Powerful Lessons to Help You Create a Better Life for Yourself

One that starts today — Not tomorrow, not next week, and definitely not next year.

Jessie van Breugel
Jan 9 · 7 min read
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Know That Your Only Competition Is Who You Were Yesterday

“You can escape competition through authenticity, when you realize that no one can compete with you on being you.

That would have been useless advice pre-internet. Post-internet, you can turn that into a career” — Naval Ravikant

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Continuous Improvement — courtesy of jamesclear.com

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Earn, Save, and Invest Before You Spend

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If You Don’t Go After What You Want, You’ll Never Get It

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Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

See Failure as a Beginning, Not the End

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courtesy of Jack Butcher

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Your Habits Decide Your Future

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