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Sweat more than you watch people sweat

I just finished reading Scott Galloway’s The Algebra of Happiness and one of his rules (for health) is that you should sweat more than you watch other people sweat. It’s a more eloquent way of saying “work out more than you watch sports.”

It’s not a bad rule… and a twist on Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken in the sense that you should not do what is easiest because it’s not what is always best for you, especially in the long run.

It Pays to Choose the Harder Options [Your Money Blueprint] – “These collective harder decisions are what will allow me to live a much more fulfilling life of health, wealth and happiness. The easy path will get me nowhere but unhealthy, unhappy and poor.”

It’s something we all intuitively understand but very hard to put into practice every day. Consider this a little reminder for you and, to be perfectly honest, for me.

‘Ruined my life’: After going all in on Amazon, a merchant says he lost everything [The Sydney Morning Herald] – “Barak Govani made a big bet on earlier this year that he now regrets. He shut his New York Speed clothing store on Los Angeles’ storied Melrose Avenue, packed up $US1.5 million ($2.1 million) in inventory and shipped it to Amazon warehouses around the country, putting his fate in the hands of a company that has routinely presented itself to the world as a friend of small business. Today, the 41-year-old retail veteran is broke and couch-surfs between his mother’s home and his sister’s place. Govani hopes to start anew by getting Amazon to pay him for inventory the company destroyed after suggesting his products could be fake – an accusation Govani strenuously denies.”

I really like this analogy.

Predicting Retirement is Tough, but it Gets Easier [Lazy Man and Money] – “I like to think of long-term financial planning (for retirement or even college expenses) as being like a hole of golf. You have to take a big shot with your driver to get as close as you can. Then you focus your attention more and more until you are making a manageable putt.”

Til we meet again Apexian! 🙂 [tomorrow]