Book Reviews

Fight Mediocrity Summaries

How to Be a Man – The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
– Goals: dont expect completion of something to pursue your goals, dont pospone or procrastinate
– Passion: dont get lost on task and duties, maximize your interests, dont pospone or procrastinate
– Change: be flexible to change for what you want, be immune to external force changes to you
– Decisions: listen to the wise and take decisions resposible and independently
– Find your purpose: what would you do if you have all the money and time?

How to read 50 books a year
– dont read only the index in 5 min without the stories that explain it
– dont read from cover to cover
– use audiobooks in spare times 1hr per day at 2x speed and skip every 10 min
– take notes of best ideas, start using them, teach others

The power of Habits
– The secret of getting ahead is getting started
– focus on the trigger activity before like your toothpaste
– find a purpose to stick doing it
– create a ritual of activities for every hour of the weekday
– To experience extraordinary results, be a maker in the morning and a manager in the afternoon
– Personal energy mismanagement is a silent thief of productivity
– Your environment must support your goals
– Resting is as important as working

The One Thing
What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
– Create a success list as compared to a to-do list
– Say “no” more
– Be like a surgeon and avoid distractions; respect my work
– Ask more quality questions
– Determine my “System”
– Block 4 hours a day for the “one thing”

Be like a postage stamp— stick to one thing until you get there.” – Josh Billings
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.” – Bob Hawke

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