Posts Tagged ‘work’

“Getting money without working for it is probably more often a detriment than a boon to civilized behavior….  But Bell [Clive] is completely mistaken if he thinks that free money alone, handed out to the mob, will bring a more enlightened, more literate, and more sophisticated society.  Instead, it will make us poorer in every way – economically and socially.  And culturally.  It will be a disaster.  It’s work, challenges, and struggles that give meaning to our lives, not money.” -Bill Bonner

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Happy Work

Posted: November 5, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed.  They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it.  And they must have a sense of success in it.” -John Ruskin

Life Choice

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“Are you taking orders from the masters?  Every day, I wake up and choose to stay free.  To work on what I want to work on.  To play when I want to play.  I choose to live the life I always dreamt I would live.  Today you have to choose too.” –James Altucher

“The point is that I don’t believe you need the mind of a champion to be successful in business.  You need to do only two things: work harder than all those who are competing with you and imitate the actions of successful people you admire.  If you do that long enough, you will have the success you yearn for.  And as a bonus, you will have acquired courage and confidence, too.” -Mark Ford

Brain Game

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“If you do the same thing every day, your brain gets used to it.  Then the tenth time you do it (the hundredth time) your brain doesn’t even realize it’s doing it.  That’s why people who work the same 9–5 job for 40 years feel like ‘the years went by so quick!’” –James Altucher

“Most people assume that if you know about investing, you must also know about economics, which is a related discipline.  But that’s completely untrue.  It’s analogous to thinking that someone who knows how to drive a car also knows how one works.  Economics is the study of how men go about producing and consuming; investing is the practice of allocating capital for maximum returns.” -Doug Casey

“The one thing I wish I had known in my 20’s…. EVERYTHING you think is important and meaningful has absolutely no bearing on your future life….   So the only thing I can with full integrity say I wish I had known is: nothing at all matters….  The main skill I got between my 20’s and now is that I bounce back from bad things faster….  Now I bounce back from bad things faster.  It’s freeing.  I go all out every day.  I throw myself into everything.  I cut what doesn’t work and I ignore the rules that keep me from doing what I know is possible.  And when I do everything works better for me.” -James Altucher