Lessons I've Learned, 111-115

June 21, 2020
Lessons Learned

Lesson I've Learned #111

For some reason I thought being courageous would be easy. That was quite wrong.

Lesson I've Learned #112

Every time I accept one of my excuses, my regard for myself goes down.

Every time I keep a commitment to myself, my regard for myself goes up.

So simple to understand, the application is a different matter.

Lesson I've Learned #113

I used to think I could control my emotions.

Whole schools of philosophy are built on this premise.

I'll save you the time: that doesn't work.

To master my emotions, I must allow them to be, and experience them as they are.

Only then can I let them go.

Lesson I've Learned #114

I discover the book I want to write only after I begin the book I thought I was supposed to write.

Lesson I've Learned #115

I've learned to pay attention to what I envy.

It tells me what I really want, but am afraid of admitting to myself.

The point of sharing these lessons is to help others on their journey. If you know someone who could benefit from a lesson, please forward this blog post to them.

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Tucker Max

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book.  

He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He's credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (including Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis and Brene Brown) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and three children.

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