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How To Create Art (and Work) That Lasts

Aaron Kitzo – Film Photographer / LightstockThere comes a time when every artist can believe that the business—whether it’s music or writing or painting...

3.1 Lessons Learned on the Way to 31

Turning 30 is a big milestone. Turning 31, by comparison, is rather unremarkable. You’re not old. You’re not young. You’re just a person. A...

What Can This Five-Century-Old Drawing Teach You? Everything That Matters.

Let us imagine that it is the late 17th century. A young French nobleman walks down the stairs from his bedroom in a castle...

22 Rules for Creating Work That Stands the Test of Time

olkakoneckaVery few of us sit down to create art or work they hope will disappear. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a writer, a designer, a...

Here’s How You Stop Anger From Making You Do Something Stupid

42andpointlessIn February, during the launch of my last book, I had one of those experiences that explain why many people don’t like or trust...

Don’t Fake It ‘Till You Make It. Do This Instead.

God & ManEarlier this week, as I was exploring a potential investment property, the real estate agent provided my with the range of rental...

How Your Daily Routine Can Turn Into Your Biggest Enemy

Ryan Holiday InstagramRoutine and ritual are everything, including, if you’re not careful, a dangerous weakness.A few weeks ago, I got a letter—yes, an actual...

13 Life-Changing Habits To Try And Do Every Single Day

Jordan Whitfield Why does one day matter? Why does what you do today matter in the scheme of your whole life?Because our life is made...

Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They...

Quote CatalogIn every off-season teams in every sport begin a strange ritual. Prospective coaches are flown in to meet with management about open positions—sometimes...

The Most Successful People Are The Ones You’ve Never Heard Of...

God & ManThe vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further...

37 Quotes On Fighting Ego, Building Character And Developing Strength &...

God & ManEgo is one of those things that’s very hard to define, but easy to spot when you see it. Even as someone...

35 Books To Build Your Character: The Definitive Reading List on...

Ryan Holiday’s InstagramLast week I got an email from a young man who asked me for a reading list of books about humility. Since...

How Good Do You Want To Be?

@sean.miyajiIf you’ve ever watched an Alabama game, you’ve almost certainly seen Nick Saban’s scowling face on the sideline. Even when the team is winning...

If You Can’t Say No, You’re A Slave

Ryan Holiday’s InstagramDov Charney once tried to buy me a car.I don’t remember what kind of car it was exactly, but I don’t think...

14 Ways To Make Journaling One Of The Best Things You...

@MagdalenaRikanovicThe list of successful and wise and brilliant people who made time to journal is almost unbelievable: Oscar Wilde, Susan Sontag, Marcus Aurelius, John...

Here’s How To Give Thanks—Not Once A Year—But Every Day

Ryan Holiday’s InstagramThe modern practice of this Thanksgiving holiday here in America is that we are supposed to take the time to think about...

The Life-Changing Magic Of Taking Long Walks

It is a paradox that perhaps the single best way to still one’s mind is to put the body in motion. The list of...

38 Leadership Principles From The Greatest Business, Military, Political and Sports...

Ryan Holiday InstagramIt was Eisenhower who said that “leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he...

You Have To Find Your ‘There’

dpc_photography_A few years ago, I was asked to work on a book project for a blogger and internet entrepreneur in the finance space. This...

12 Questions That Will Change Your Life

42andpointlessThe instinct is to look for answers, but the truth is that questions that teach us most. It can also be that the rhetorical...

Forget Meditating, Just Go For A Swim

Ryan Holiday InstagramThere is one quiet place left on this earth. One quiet place where there are no phones, no news tickers, no instant...

27 Writing Lessons & Hacks From Some of the Best Writers...

photographer nameThe amount of bad writing advice out there is astounding. People who have never published anything selling courses on how to make a...

The Key To Happiness Is To See Beauty in Everything (Even...

Ryan Holiday instagramAnyone can see beauty in beautiful things. It’s not that hard.To look out over a mountain top and see the tree-lined ravines...

The Key To Happiness Is Realizing That Everything Sucks

God & ManIt sounds crazy I know, but it’s true. The key to happiness, to success, to power—any of these things—is not to want them...

Everything You Need To Know About Confidence, Ego, And Humility Explained...

Erik (HASH) HersmanWe generally admit that humility is a virtue and ego is a vice. Yet this black and white definition is made complicated...

Here’s Why You Should Think About Death Every Day

Ryan HolidayIn late 1569, a French nobleman named Michel de Montaigne was given up as dead after being flung from a galloping horse.As his...
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