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“Think positive” is a meaningless catchphrase

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

“Think positive.” No. Think intelligently. Just because “think positive” is a nice thing to say doesn’t mean it’s going to do you any good.

You can be the kindest, most positive person in the world, but unless you’re actively working towards a goal or fulfilling a greater purpose, you will likely find yourself drifting further & further from places you truly want to go. Without a strategy, “Think positive” is a meaningless catchphrase. In order to have any significant impact on your life, your positive thoughts must be accompanied by actions that push you in a direction you want to go.

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The path less traveled is not a walk in the park

While taking the path less traveled can be a very rewarding experience, it is not a walk in the park. Venturing along this path is an exploration of the unknown and an invitation to challenges that cannot be seen at the onset of your journey.

By its very nature, your unconventional journey will likely be one that many won’t understand. But remember, your life is yours to live as you choose. Although the risks are many and the challenges are numerous, so too are the rewards that await those who have the courage to venture off the beaten path.

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If you are tired of artificial and superficial people

If you’re tired of all the artificial & superficial personalities with fake enthusiasm catering to your ego & sense of selfworth so they can get you to buy more shit you don’t need so you can finally be happy or successful, stop giving them your attention & business.

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One poor millionaire has the voice of thousands

Never forget that 1 poor millionaire can now buy the “voices” of tens of thousands of bots who sound just like real people. And the socialproof created by these bots influence real people to act, propagate misinformation & vote. Imagine what a poor billionaire could do.

Read moreOne poor millionaire has the voice of thousands

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Resist the urge for instant gratification

Artists writers & creators, resist the urge to seek instantgratification. What you unveil today is simply the foundation of all your future work. Likes are hollow. Focus on your skills. It often takes years before creations/creators deserving of recognition actually get it.

Read moreResist the urge for instant gratification

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When life is difficult and discouraging

Life can get really difficult & discouraging at times & make you want to crawl under a rock in defeat. Don’t.

Rest if you have to, but dontgiveup. This is not the end of your story. It’s not only OK to TakeaTimeOut & consider your options & re-strategize. It’s wise.

Read moreWhen life is difficult and discouraging

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What’s feared and what’s weird

Both what’s feared & what’s considered weird often stem from a lack of knowledge & understanding. Preserving an inquisitive & openmind not only reduces fear & the reflex to condemn differences, it increases tolerance & opportunities and builds bridges instead of walls.

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It’s time to stop glorifying zero f*cks given

Enough with celebrating & promoting not caring & no f*cks. If you think not caring is solvingProblems, *you* are a part of the problem. Not caring about everything is a dysfunctional extreme, just like being offended by anyone with a different opinion (or a joke) to tell is.

[Note: I wrote about this in 2013 (and a better version of that made it into my book). Since, then, this “I don’t give AF” sentiment has become a cultural issue.]

Read moreIt’s time to stop glorifying zero f*cks given

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