Ed Latimore Quotes

Who on Earth is Ed Latimore?

Edward Ashley Latimore, Jr. is a former boxer and a popular influencer in the field of personal development.

Latimore blogs on his site Mind and Fist since 2013. His main topics are self-improvement and personal growth.

His Twitter handle is @EdLatimore.

Born February 15, 1985

Books by Ed Latimore


Best 124 Quotes by Ed Latimore

“No, I have no idea what water is, " said the fish.”

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“100% efficiency is impossible. But quite a lot can be accomplished if you prepare for it.”

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“A lifetime of theory is worth a year of trial and error.”

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“A man who takes care of his appearance and style is signaling that he is both competent and capable since this requires discipline and resources.”

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“Advice is only as good as the person its given to.”

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“Ain't nothing more cowardly than someone who provokes you and then when you finally retaliate, they go "I was just playing. Relax.”

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“All snowflakes melt.”

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“As long as you are happy with the life you have, let people fall out of your life who want you to change or disapprove.”

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“Ask Ted Bundy about female intuition.”

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“Automation is about to wipe out a lot more customer service jobs.

They don't realize that petitioning for a higher min wage in the face of automation is digging their own grave. Actually, it's even worse.

It's burying themselves alive and calling the grave a queen sized bed.”

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“Awareness of what's wrong comes with the implicit responsibility to do something about it.”

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“Be yourself, but only after you've gotten your shit together.

Until then, you probably should pretend to be someone better—at least until you forget that you're pretending and you simply are.”

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“Before you complain, don't forget how lucky you are to even be able to complain.

You're even luckier if you can do something about what you're complain about, no matter how drastic the action would be.”

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“Being liked and being respected look the same to people who have never experienced either.”

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“Boundaries and standards are only a problem for people who take advantage of you having none. Once you put them in place, all the wrong people will remove themselves from your space.”

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“Clearer questions = better answers

The only thing worse than ignoring a problem is trying to solve the wrong one.”

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“Discussions held in good faith make everyone smarter. Arguments with bad intentions make everyone angrier.”

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“Don't worry about others when aiming to be a better person. Either they will be inspired to do better themselves or they will do what they've always done. Simply make sure you understand human nature and how to mitigate/protect yourself from it.”

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“Don’t befriend other guys’ girls.”

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“Every year is a foundation year for the next.

If you’re doing it right, you should be able to reach a little further every year because you got a little better during the last.

Life may not get easier as you get older, but you should become more capable of handling it.”

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“Everyone has an agenda. Even me.
The question isn't whether it's good or bad.
The question is whether you even know it's happening in the first place...”

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“Everything in life is a double standard.
Your job is to put yourself in a position to benefit from this.”

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“Expect more from yourself than you do from the world. If everyone did this, the world would become a better place.”

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“Expecting to get ahead by doing the same things at the same pace as everyone else simply won't work...

Almost by definition.”

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“Figure out how to make people feel relevant and you'll never go without.”

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“Fooling people into thinking something is for the greater good is how the greatest evils are not only allowed, but endorsed by the people they're done to.

Animal Farm was a teaching tale about this bug of human nature.”

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“Good vibes for the supporters. I'm grateful.
Hopeful vibes for the haters. Feel better.

I can't hate on you because I love my life. I just hope that one day you love yours just as much.

That's the motto.”

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“Happy people never worry about how to make other people happy.
Usually because they're too busy being happy.

When someone comes out of left field with unsolicited advice for your life, be wary. They might just be looking for a way to feel happy themselves.”

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“Hardship makes the heart grow stronger.”

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“Hating on how someone gets money is some low class shit. If the job doesn't hurt people, you're weak for this. I don't care if you hate on 9-5ers, marketers, or cats selling courses. Get busy making your own money and stop being a miserable, broke, scarcity-minded hater.”

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“I knew when I needed to give up drinking.

But it took another two years of crippling hangovers, missed opportunities, and pissing off loved ones before I finally quit.

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“I quit drinking almost 8 years ago. Quitting wasn't easy, but the benefits I gained far exceeded my expectations.

You never know how quitting your bad habit(s) will change your life. But you can guarantee it will.”

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“I think it's important that you take on challenges that push your body against your environment, that push your mind against society, and that force you to diminish your ego.”

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“If nothing is your fault, then you can never solve any of your problems. This means you can never reap the benefits of their solutions.

Responsibility is a double-edged sword that way.”

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“If nothing makes sense, then everything does.”

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“If two people coordinate on the same frequency, their output is much greater than the sum of the parts.”

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“If you are unsatisfied with any segment of your life, you are a fool if you don’t seek out mentors who have success in the area you wish to improve.”

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“If you can make people think that they're brilliant, funny, or interesting, they'll like you a lot more than if you try to be those things yourself.”

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“If you can only tell me what you're against, you don't have a personality.

You're a reaction, by definition.”

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“If you don't like where you live, move.
If you don't like your income, do something that pays more.
If you don't like your life, fix it.

Don't tell me it's not that easy. Nothing worth doing is easy.

Or just keep complaining.”

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“If you make jokes that you personally find funny, you won't care if other people laugh.
Ironically enough, this makes it more likely that they will anyway.”

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“If you want more energy, move faster, do more, or push yourself further.”

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“If you're gonna engage in conflict, you gotta be ready to go all the way.

When you have that mentality–along with the awareness of how much damage you'll do–you'll think long and hard about poppin' off.

This goes for all conflicts. Physical, psychological, emotional whatever.”

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“Ignorance is a temporary condition. Stupidity is a permanent affliction.”

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“In 1984, they tall of perpetual war.
In perpetual war, you don't have to innovate or educate.
It's a perfect state to have people in if you want to exact massive change.”

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“It doesn't matter how much energy you exert – if nothing moves, there is no work done.”

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“It isn't about controlling your emotions. That's impossible.

It's about keeping your emotions from controlling you.

No need to ruin your life because you couldn't take a deep breath and chill out for 5 minutes.”

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“It's a lot easier to move on and let things go when you take nothing personally.”

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“It's never too late or too early to start.
Each simply comes with different challenges.”

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“It's not how much you know but what you do with it the matters.”

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“It's not so much that you learn to enjoy being uncomfortable.

It's more so that you realize that enjoying something and needing to do something are two completely different things.

Once you understand that, progress is inevitable and growth is a forgone conclusion.”

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“Journalism died when money became more important than facts.”

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“Just because you can't buy the best things in life doesn't mean they're free.”

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“Keeping a calm head never made a situation worse.
Just don't mistake being cool and collected for passivity and non-reactiveness.”

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“Learn to enjoy being alone. It's the only way. You must find more enjoyment in accomplishment than you do in socializing.”

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“Let people think what they want to think about you.
Just live your life in a way that guarantees you think highly of yourself.”

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“Life is better when you look good naked.”

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“Life is good when you're good at something.”

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“Make yourself as attractive as possible. Your life is so much easier when people think you’re attractive.”

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“Making opportunity is the easiest way to stay ready for them.”

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“Many people have misconceptions about what is required to make more money.

So they either do the wrong thing and get frustrated when it doesn't work or they don't try at all.”

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“Men aim to avoid being “friend-zoned” (giving attention without sex in return) and women aim to avoid being “fuck-zoned” (giving sex without attention in return).”

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“Men give attention to get sex. Women give sex to get attention.”

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“Most haters are vocal.
Most supporters are silent.
So keep doing what you do.

Someone is watching and cheering for you.
Someone is learning from and supporting all you do.”

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“Most people aren't interested in actual discussion or your thoughts. They're simply looking for confirmation of their world view and new targets to attack who think differently.”

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“Most people have weird and largely limiting beliefs about money.

You don't realize this until you work for yourself and you're forced to confront everything you thought you knew about it.

Then you realize most people are trapped by their own fear more than anything else.”

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“Most people still – without question or second thought – believe whatever the government tells them.”

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“Nature seeks balance in all things. Duality and polarity are the societal equivalents of Newton's Third Law”

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“Necessity isn't always the mother of invention. Curiosity is responsible for many advances.”

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“Never accept a private apology for public disrespect. If they mess up loud, they gotta correct it just as loud or don't bother at all.”

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“Never be afraid of being disliked. If you live true to yourself, you look forward to rejection.”

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“Never envy someone on social media. You're just seeing the highlights of the highlights. Most ain't got it the way they make it seem and the ones that do had to put in ridiculous time and work.”

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“Nothing changes the world's perception of a man like a well fitted suit.”

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“Once I dedicated my life to my goals, I began to realize just how much my bad habits (alcohol and porn) held me back

I didn't have an addiction problem--I had an ambition problem.”

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“One night of heavy drinking can ruin your whole life.”

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“One of the worst things about jealousy is how it blinds you to opportunities. It'll have you out here trying to beat people who want you to win.”

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“People who complain presume an external locus of control.

They consciously or unconsciously believe the universe holds all the power & they’re just along for the ride.

Complaining is their way of begging people outside themselves to act—to save them from their own helplessness.”

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“People's politics and all the ensuing conflict boils down this: You either want what's easiest or what's best.
These two things *rarely* overlap. In fact, they're usually diametrically opposed.”

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“Poker is one of those games where you can do all the right things and still lose. You can, on occasion, do all the wrong things and still win as well. The latter scenario can teach you just as much as the former, but for entirely different reasons.”

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“Potential is useless until there's movement. If you ain't making progress, you may as well be dead.”

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“Principles are timeless but their application has to constantly be updated for them to be applicable.”

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“Reality is only a trip when you think it should make sense.”

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“Relativity: two observers can witness the same thing, disagree, and both be correct.”

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“Revenge and justice often look similar in outcome, but their respective processes are almost diametrically opposed.”

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“Smart people can play dumb but dumb people can't play smart. If you think they can, then you're the dumb one for falling for it.”

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“Sometimes the fastest path isn't the same thing as the shortest distance.”

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“Sometimes the only way to help someone is to hurt them.

And other times, you hurt them the most when you help.”

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“Sometimes the solution is to think slower; not faster.”

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“Sparring keeps you strong.”

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“Success is the best revenge.

If you can't pull that off, planting drugs on someone and calling the police is an acceptable second place.”

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“Temperament matters more than ability.”

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“The challenge is to deal with the monsters in this world without becoming a monster yourself.

We want to protect ourselves from the worst humanity has to offer without losing our humanity in the process.”

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“The desire for acceptance and approval is the source of more human tragedy than malice and ignorance.

This is how people get involved with everything from street gangs to extremists movements to hard drugs.”

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“The difficulty of a task is irrelevant if it’s vital to your success.

Quitting your bad habits might be difficult or force you to face your demons. But it's mandatory for any noteworthy progress.”

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“The most important skill to develop is the ability to forgive. Holding grudges and being angry only hurts you. The other person can’t feel it. Only you carry that poison around.”

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“The most intense hate comes from people who are most similar to you.

Almost to the point where it comes off as a rivalry rather than jealously, but make no mistake:

This isn't friendly competition.
It's bitter envy.”

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“The most valuable relationships take time to build but can be lost in an instant. And once they're gone, they're gone for good.
By definition, only cheap low-quality people and things can be replaced easily when lost.”

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“The only constant is change. To fear that is to fear life itself.”

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“The quality of your life is decided more by the things you reject than the things you accept.”

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“The Tower of Babel was a cautionary tale about what happens when you stand against God.

In the modern world, the elites see themselves as God but didn't divide us using language.

They used politics, race, and other imaginary divisions. Keep us fighting so we do nothing of note.”

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“The weaker you are, the more dishonest you have to be to survive.
This is why you can't trust weak people.
Deception and disloyalty is basically their only means of survival.”

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“There are no coincidences. Except when there are.”

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“There's a big difference between speaking the truth and speaking THE truth.”

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“There's a thin but distinguishable line between abundance mindset and delusion.”

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“There's no "I" in team but there is a "you" in fuck you.”

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“There's no reason to be ignorant about anything.”

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“Time flies when you sleep until noon.”

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“To achieve maximum happiness and peace of mind, you can’t worry about whether or not people will do what’s best for them. Even if you care deeply for them. Especially so, in some cases.”

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“Unsolicited honesty is the worst excuse for casual cruelty.”

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“We are constantly distracted with nothing to do.”

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“We don't know what we don't know. That's what gets us into the most trouble.”

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“We use our bad habits for one of the big C’s:

Catharsis: We’re stressed or need to blow off steam
Celebration: We want to celebrate
Coping: When something tragic happens


Learn how to meet these needs without bad habits.”

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“What good is working all the damn time if you don't relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor?”

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“When you can see the world through the eyes of others, you realize that we're all the same.

This makes it harder to hold a grudge and easier to forgive.”

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“When you catch one lie, you know that's only the beginning.

So many other lies are needed to make sure that one held up that you just gotta throw the whole relationship away.

Platonic, romantic, business, whatever. It's just gotta be done.”

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“When you want to be better, you don't take *any* criticism personally.

Constructive criticism shows you where you're weak. Destructive criticism teaches you how to be strong.

Either way, you come away from it better than you were before you received it.”

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“When you're not a natural, you may have to work harder but you'll develop a deeper understanding of your craft.

It's from the corps of the untalented but hardworking performers that the most gifted teachers tend to reside.”

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“Worry when the people who just wanted to smoke crack get involved.”

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“You can get somewhere without directions, but it’s a lot easier if you have them. A personal mission is like a set of directions that makes living easier because it automatically makes difficult decisions for you.”

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“You can't judge a book by it's cover, but you can make some pretty accurate guesses.”

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“You can't make someone want more out of life.

No offer is good enough to entice someone who is comfortable in their comfort zone.”

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“You're either extremely unlucky or hustling backwards if life gets harder the older you get.

It will surely become more complex, but your accumulated knowledge, resources, and relationships should neutralize this.”

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“Your knowledge is power over yourself.
Your ignorance is power other people can have over you.”

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“Your lack of personal skills will cost you more opportunities than your lack of technical skills ever will.”

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