Posts Tagged ‘past’

The most important element in your strategy to win the battle for… survival is your own psychology…..

It’s not enough to liquidate your past… mistakes. It’s more important to liquidate counterproductive attitudes, approaches, and methods of dealing with problems. The results that someone gets in life are an indication of how sound his approach toward life is. A sound philosophy of life gives good results. People with chaotic, unproductive, and unhappy lives usually don’t have anyone to blame but themselves.” -Doug Casey

“People always say Thomas Edison failed at making the light bulb a thousand times in a row. He didn’t fail. He was experimenting with different filaments of wire. He was trying new ideas. And he learned every time. Again, nothing is really ‘failure’. Unless you label it that way. And give up.

I treat everything as an experiment. It helps me start something new. And it helps me prevent getting stuck in the past.

FAILURE = EXPERIMENTATION”

-James Altucher

The Past

Posted: April 27, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“And when you do that (reject the past)… you risk creating monsters.” -Bill Bonner

I love learning about financial history. I love finding parallels between today and a time in the past. But one clear lesson from history is this: It never happens the exactly the same way the next time around. That’s why it’s easy to be fooled… to think that ‘this time is different’.
Financial disasters and bubbles don’t repeat… but they certainly rhyme. Don’t you forget it!” -Steve Sjuggerud

“Gold is the currency of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants, but debt is the money of slaves.”

—Norm Franz, Money and Wealth in the New Millennium

“Indeed, many would say that, without debt, the world couldn’t function. Debt has always existed and always will. However, in eras past, debt often played a much smaller role, and those eras were marked by greater progress and productivity.” -Jeff Thomas

“When you label a past event ‘failure’ it prevents you from moving beyond the past….  ‘Failure’ is not a detail you can learn from.  Again, it’s a label that describes nothing except a feeling inside of you.  Details are what you can study and learn from….  The key to success is to solve hard problems….  Failure is not a hard problem.  It’s a label.  Failure is in the past.  Hard problems can be solved right now.” -James Altucher

“We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action” -Leonard Hand