Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1 by Zero Dean
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Society is influenced by example

People are influenced by example. Years of bad behavior on reality TV, abusive internet comments, a focus on superficiality & fame, and a lack of ethics, logic, empathy & emotional intelligence in leadership roles have all played their part in giving people permission to imitate.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 19, 2019

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Imagine if making a difference was more valued than likes

#ImagineIf more people stopped seeking a constant stream of #likes & #shares and instead started working for the far more significant & much more uncommon, “#Thanks I really needed that today.”

Making a positive difference in 1 person’s life is far more fulfilling than 1k likes.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

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Imagine a better education system

#ImagineIf #teachers were regarded with the same high degree of #respect (& compensated accordingly) as other higher-paying professions that often have less of a long-term impact as teachers have the potential to.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf #students were allowed more flexibility to pursue #knowledge & #skills that truly interested them instead of being forced through a system seeking to make #workforce clones.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf #teachers were encouraged & able to make classes & #education engaging & fun and inspired students to seek a life of #learning & #SelfImprovement beyond school.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf if those who reached the highest levels of office & #leadership had better than the bare minimum of #reading & #writing #skills and understood how to use a computer or how to reason with #logic.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf we put as much money & effort into actually #educating people as companies do in convincing #consumers they need to have, do, watch & ultimately *buy* all the right things in order to be cool, #sexy, appealing, #healthy & #happy.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf there was less emphasis on mindless & endlessly repetitive TV, processed foods, and the “necessity” of alcohol in people’s lives and more emphasis on #mentalhealth, #healthyliving & #personalgrowth.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf instead of constantly #fighting each other, we actually put money & effort into #helping people who need it regardless of their #social, #economic or #political status.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf after money no longer made any significant difference in #billionaire’s lives, they put their energy towards bettering humanity instead of simply increasing their wealth. See, for example, @elonmusk

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

#ImagineIf more people earned the #attention they get for being a #goodexample & setting high standards (See, for example, @therock) than they did for creating #controversy, being #hateful, or making spectacles of themselves for 15 minutes of #fame.

#FundEducation

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

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Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching your goals

Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching goals within your grasp. Understand that facing setbacks & being discouraged doesn’t have to lead to quitting. Change your tactics & strategy as needed, but only quit if you know it’s best for you. Otherwise, keep pushing yourself.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

You control what you focus on

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Too many people spend too much time dwelling on the moments that make them feel #weak & not enough time dwelling on the moments that make them feel #strong. Remember, whatever you #focus on grows stronger & you control what that is.

#mentaldiscipline

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 15, 2019

Maximize the things that add value

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Always prioritize & maximize the things that add value to your life & others lives while minimizing the things that don’t. This change in #focus can lead to a far more meaningful & fulfilling life than simply drifting without a direction, purpose or priorities you’re proud of.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 14, 2019

Is social media enriching your life?

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Is your time on social media truly #enriching your life or are you simply #feedingthemonster & burning up valuable time & energy that could be spent on other more meaningful things? Your life is passing. Focus on #qualitytime, #qualitycontent & #makingmemories worth remembering.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 12, 2019

Mind readers & guess makers

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

People will sometimes make assessments about you or your motivation. Remember, these assessments are nothing more than guesses. People don’t know your #motivation or what you’re thinking. Only you do. You don’t have to entertain their #judgement any more than you want to.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 10, 2019

I don’t like pop-ups. But the fact is, they get people’s attention. And here’s the deal, I want your email address. But rather than put a form here that 99.9% of people ignore, I want to provide you with a link that tells you exactly why I want your email address.

I promise it’s not a waste of your time. But if you suspect it is, I get it. (I’ve been tricked before, too).