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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.

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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.]

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Distrust, confusion & chaos are being used as tools

Regardless of where your loyalties lie, the fact is, there are efforts being made to manipulate people with misrepresented & distorted information. Infighting, distrust, confusion & chaos are being used as *tools*. We can no longer simply accept what we are shown at face value

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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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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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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

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