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📙One book I re-read regularly

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Daily Self-Discipline: Weekly Newsletter

📙 One book I re-read regularly

Hello,

I'm not the kind of person who re-reads books. But there's one book that I do come back to and thought I would share it with you.


The title of the book is Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch (not an affiliate link, I don't get anything out of recommending it).

Richard Koch is an extremely successful businessman. What I find most interesting about him is that he's achieved extraordinary success through doing less and focusing only on the vital few activities.

This is what I preach these days in relation to self-discipline, too. There's no point in overburdening yourself with countless tasks and working so hard that you eventually burn out, completely failing at all goals.

Let me conclude this newsletter with two thought-provoking quotes from the book:

If you are smart, but not lazy, work on laziness. To do everything, simply because you can, lowers effectiveness. Concentrate on the really important things that get amazing results. Do only the few things with greatest benefit.
“A hard-working person is often too busy to spot what’s really significant. A lazy person wants to do as little as possible and so concentrates only on the essentials. What’s really productive is a lazy person who thinks new thoughts and is focused on making them happen. Thinking is often disturbing, sometimes even frightening. Burying ourselves in trivia is less threatening.
“For most of us, the only way to create something new and valuable is to slow down, do fewer things, chill out. If you really love what you’re doing, you don’t need to be lazy. If you’re doing lots of things you don’t enjoy, cut them, keeping just the valuable and enjoyable things.”

With appreciation,

Martin

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I'm sharing unique perspectives on how to build more self-discipline and achieve your goals. My primary focus is on sustainable, consistent methods that let you improve your life while also enjoying it. I don't believe in constantly pushing yourself to the limits and struggling for the sake of struggling. I'm an entrepreneur, writer, digital nomad, freediver, surfer, and language learning enthusiast.

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