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The best general advice on earth

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  • Excerpts from an 1890's book on psychology.
  • Emphasizes the importance of making your nervous system - your automatic response system - your ally in all of your endeavors.
  • By doing something a little hard, or a little scary, every few days, you build up capacity in that direction.
  • Keep an eye on behaviors and promote good habits and avoid bad habits.
  • Seize the opportunity to act on every opportunity in the direction of your Goals and the person you want to be - that's how they become part of the brains action set.
  • Be a little bit heroic every few days so that when the hour of dire need is upon you, you're not unnerved.
    • This reminds me of Stoic maxims. Practicing deprivation so you understand what that's like, and it loosens the fear in your mind