Type A personalities have goal pursuit as default hard wiring. This is excellent for producing achievement, but also anxiety, as you're constantly future focused. I've personally decided that achievement is no more than a passing grade in life. It's a C+ that gets you limping along to the next grade in the right direction. But, for anything more, and certainly for anything approaching happiness, you have to want what you already have which takes perspective...because if you don't want and like what you have, nothing you get will ever make you happy.
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
- Ruth E. Renkl
It all starts with the right questions. If you get the answers right to the wrong questions, you won't get very far, whereas if you get even mediocre answers to the right questions, then those are the force multipliers.
- Tim Ferriss
I recall hearing this on a Casey Neistat vlog a while back, and it not only represents this blog well, it embodies the entire spirit of STANDARD H as a whole:
JUST MAKE A DECISION.
IT'LL BE THE RIGHT DECISION, SO JUST MAKE A DECISION.
YOU'LL MAKE IT RIGHT.
Some training is self-taught. Seek it out if you must.
Below are a couple of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs dating back to 1995. I hope you find them to be as inspirational and motivational as I do.
"Tolstoy opens Anna Karenina by observing: 'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Business is the opposite. All happy companies are different: each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition."
- Peter Thiel from ZERO TO ONE