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Jun 7, 2021
Living with the Monks by Jesse Itzler Summary
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My Favorite Quotes

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. -Andy Rooney

The process is often more valuable than the outcome.

Distractions are the enemies of your goals. Learn to move past the distractions and you will succeed.

I prefer to look at happiness as a lifestyle, not a goal.

It only takes a minute to quit, but the moment will replay in your mind tomorrow and many tomorrows after that.

Getting over the fear of being embarrassed is one of the most liberating gifts you can give yourself.

If your why is big enough, the how usually emerges. A big why crushes smaller obstacles every time.

There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks. -David Lloyd George

Thinking is a skill, a craft, and an art. It can be worked on and improved with practice. We all have an opportunity to become better thinkers.

Key Questions

If nobody told you how to do your job, how would you do it? You can get amazing results by asking this question.

How will you feel tomorrow if you quit too soon?

How many days do you have left?

How do you want to spend them?

Whom do you want to spend them with?

Did I do my best today?

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