Very Boring. Works Like Magic.

Napoleon defined military genius as “The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy.” Average things are boring. Boring things are not intellectually stimulating enough (in the wrong ways). They don’t give us the adrenaline rush. My rules for a boring life.

a. Mediocre skills required to create wealth. You do not need to be an ivy league investor to create wealth. All you need is a monthly income and lots of discipline to invest every month. For decades. Do not do anything. Very boring. Works like magic.

b. What you do with the acquired wealth matters more than the quantum of the wealth. Living with less. Using the wealth to buy time. Very boring. Works like magic.

c. Not finding high returns. Save more. Very simple. Very boring. Works like magic.

d. Spend less than you make. Very boring. Works like magic.

e. Avoid envy, pride, gluttony, lust, anger and greed. Very boring. Works like magic.

f. Exercise everyday. Walk a lot. Very boring. Works like magic.

g. Read everyday. Write everyday. Very boring. Works like magic.

h. Practice humility everyday. Very boring. Works like magic.

i. Eat less. Think more. Everyday. Very boring. Works like magic.

j. Thinking of long-term consequences before doing anything. Every time. Very boring. Works like magic.

k. Considering risk of black-swan. Very boring. Works like magic.

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. — Zen Kōan


Reading recommendations –

The Quest Of Simple Life – also recommended by Morgan Housel

A Book Of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond.

Atomic Habits by James Clear – Highly recommended by all learners.

Behavior Gap – Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money. I also wrote a blog post after reading this book. Check out here.

War Of Art by Steven Pressfield – It will help you get rid of your resistance to do things in life.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

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