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Sun Tzu says - Make It Look Easy

Section 4.9: Don't get praised by the whole empire.

"It is not the height of excellence to fight and win, and have the whole Empire say, "Well done!" and praise you... what the ancient fighters called a thoughtful warrior is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. Hence his victories bring him neither reputation for wisdom nor credit for courage."

-Sun Tzu, Art of War, Chapter IV: Tactical Dispositions

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Don't Let Perfectionism Ruin Your Life

On No Status Quo

Ever since I remember I've been a huge perfectionist.

Maybe I was born that way. Or maybe I learned it somewhere. I don't really know. But whenever I do something, I want to make sure it's as good as it could possibly be.

Now, isn't perfectionism a good thing?

Well, not necessarily. When someone like Steve Jobs spends years building the perfect phone or computer, he may end up changing the world. And that is, of course, great.

But what happens when the average Joe becomes perfectionist? He never gets anything done. I've learned this the hard way.

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