I take full responsibility for my lot in life. It is what I have or have not made it.
I’m still trying. Most of the time I’m just spinning my wheels in the mud, not getting anywhere.
Charlie Munger’s advice to become a Learning Machine resonated deeply with me. I thought, “Hey, even I can do that.” That’s why I named this blog Adventures in Learning.
Recovering from the avalanche gave me a new way to look at things. I hoped to use the lessons I learned from that experience to propel me in the direction I want to go.
I’m not there yet. I get scared, depressed, and frustrated that I haven’t done more to create value for other people.
I’ve found that if I surround myself with great people, then I feel better about myself. It’s a selfish act because I haven’t figured out how to return the favor. When I have a conversation with a great friend or acquaintance, I am better for it.
I love a great pep talk.
It would be nice to have a conversation with an inspiring person everyday, but I haven’t been able to make that happen yet. So I use books, the internet, and social media to increase my exposure to great people, that inspire me and encourage me to stay positive.
I came across this short video on twitter the other day. It’s a cut from a Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode where Joe is going off on a deep, profound, and positive pep talk.
It’s good stuff. I’ve listened to it several times. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.