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    RyanHoliday.netRyan Holiday2/26/209 min
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    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Well, Mr. Holiday writes some stuff worth pondering!

      To be alive, that is the accomplishment. To have your health. To have people you love. This is winning. To get to do the work—that’s the reward, not whether the work is recognized. Which is all we control anyway.

      and then we should, as soon as possible get back down to work

      That last one is a rephrasing of a point I remember from a self-help book summary on Blinkist some years ago. I guess this advice is timeless.

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      To have your health, to love yourself, and have the love of family and friends, and feel the thrill of life every day, everything else is a little extra bonus !

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      This is a 10! Highly recommend. All I kept thinking about while reading this was the documentary of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. While I found it extremely compelling and amazing, I also found it deeply disturbing. Reading this article made me realize why. Really fantastic insights about super success and how not to despair once achieving it.

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      1 year ago

      “From that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald