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“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”

Victor Hugo

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You’ll get to the peak of many mountains, but it’s unreasonable to expect permanant residence there.

You must understand a few crucial truths to navigate the personal development labyrinth…

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Red Pill Or Blue Pill?

If you’re familiar with The Matrix, you understand the difference…

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  • Low ranking
  • Meek
  • Servile
  • Ordinary
  • Inferior
  • Unremarkable
  • Low-born


“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”

Norman Mailer

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Modern man is weak because he is addicted to comfort.

Never before has modern man been subjected to such chronic comfort in the evolutionary timeline of our species.

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“How am I going to get through this?”

“Will I make it out of this situation?”

“What the hell am I going to do?”

Thoughts like this take root within the mind, but only if you allow those seeds to grow by feeding them.

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Is Motivation Garbage?

Contrary to popular platitudes, motivation is not useless.

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”


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Lesson #1: Develop an athletic mindset, even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete.

I am a competitive soccer player. It is my preferred sport and muse and acts as the foundation of my personal development.

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Mistake #1: You consistently pound Big Mac’s.

They tell you to be wary of external influences but ignore the internal.

Zaid K. Dahhaj

A writer and competitive soccer player. Currently building: The 2AM Podcast

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