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  1. Start before you're ready. I spent 4 minutes and 12 seconds trying to craft a perfect introduction to this article. But you're reading this because my mind finally said f*ck it, and I started writing.
  2. Don't stop when you're tired/upset/exhausted, stop when you're done. By stop, I mean stop trying and telling yourself it's done before it's actually done. It's not--challenges, failures, and setbacks are temporary. Now, move on!
  3. Everything comes with a price. Literally, everything. If you're not up to paying the price, don't complain about not getting what you want in life.
  4. Stop complaining. It changes nothing at all. It just annoys the hell out of others and makes you feel worse.
  5. Stop comparing. We have very little (if any) of the information we would need in order to make a rational comparison. In most cases, we are evaluating our worst against others' best when we compare.
  6. Get enough sleep. We need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day. Only a minority need less than that--like, maybe 5% of all human beings. You won't know if you're one of them. When you know it, it's too late. Read about sleep debt here.
  7. Detach your emotions from external things. Because they don't last. You're going to feel extremely bad if your happiness depends on other people and things.
  8. Read real books. Go deep instead of shallow. The Internet has trained us to go shallow.
  9. Reduce multitasking. It doesn't boost your productivity. Instead, it drains your energy and focus.
  10. Start your day the night before. Plan for the next day before you go to bed. This gives you a reason to get out of bed the next morning.
  11. Relationships are opportunities to give (not receive). If you were wondering why your spouse never did this (or that) for you, this is exactly why.
  12. Take tiny actions and celebrate small wins. Small actions have lower resistance; doing something small is a million times better than doing nothing. Train yourself to appreciate small progress.
  13. Say "get to" instead of "have to." Change your vocabulary and start appreciating everything that happens for you.
  14. Do something that scares you. Get out of your comfort zone, set bigger goals, and work. You're reading this right now because someone else once thought that the personal computer was possible.
  15. If you spent $750 for something that was originally priced at $1,000, you just spent $750, not saved $250. Face the truth and never make excuses, especially when it comes to money.
  16. Remove that tiny red dot on the corner of your apps icon. If you're using Android, see here; for iOS, see here. I believe you know why.
  17. Listen first before speaking. You learn nothing if you're the only one speaking.
  18. Start selling. I won't say start a business, but every one of us is selling in some way. So learn how to do it.
  19. Your customer is always right if you want his or her money. If you're in business, this is the truth, according to Gary Vaynerchuk.
  20. Take good care of your body. Everything else will be irrelevant without your physical body (at least until someone invents a way to upload us to a server).
  21. Fail hard, fail often. That's how we learn the most. Be proud of it and think of it as an achievement.
  22. Contribute more. It puts a smile on others' faces.
  23. Judge others by their intentions, but evaluate yourself by results. If you need to judge others, do it based on their intentions. We don't know about their unique sets of constraints and challenges.
  24. His/her/my tips might not be the right tips for you. Explore, experience, learn, and most importantly, enjoy life yourself.
  25. The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet. I'm not asking you to get involved in gambling. My point is, a masterpiece is created after a thousand crappy efforts before it. So, be consistent with your output rather than thinking about how to hit a home run in one single shot.

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