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Personal responsibility is a sign of confidence

Don’t know something? Admit it
Make a mistake? Own it & don’t make it someone else’s problem
Make a mess? Clean it
Affect someone in a way you didn’t intend? Apologize

Personalresponsibility & confidence aren’t signs of weakness or insecurity. Quite the opposite actually

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 19, 2019

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Don’t quit before you’re proud

Goals. If you have to console yourself after quitting, feel the need to play up being disappointed, or feel guilty when people say “It’s ok, you tried”, the chances are good you quit too easily.

You may be disappointed in quitting, but if you truly tried, you’ll also be proud.

— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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.

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— 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

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— 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.

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— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

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Struggling with New Year’s resolutions

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

If you’re starting to struggle with your NewYearsResolutions it’s probably because you’re trying to initiate too much change at once. This leads to feeling overwhelmed & quitting. Focus on making progress on 1 goal or 1 part of it & keepgoing. Add complexity/more goals later.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

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

Life is good at knocking people down

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Life knocks people down & it’s good at it. And if you get up it will probably knock you down again. Thatslife, but it’s nottheend of yourstory. Always focus on what you can do from where you are. Rest if you must, but then getup & pushforward. Challenges make us stronger.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 16, 2019

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