Added a new quote to my Quotes page on this blog.
I can think. I can wait. I can fast. – Siddhartha
Found this quote in Matt’s Twitter profile via the following Derek’s tweet.
Thanks Matt! And I *LOVE* your profile quote from Siddartha. My favorite line from the book, too.
— Derek Sivers (@sivers) August 5, 2017
Tim Ferriss’ explanation I found here elaborates this quote well.
Ferriss said that this deceptively simple response is the foundation for all high performers. He explains in “Tools of Titans”:
“I can think: Having good rules for decision-making, and having good questions you can ask yourself and others.
“I can wait: Being able to plan long-term, play the long game, and not mis-allocate your resources.
“I can fast: Being able to withstand difficulties and disaster. Training yourself to be uncommonly resilient and have a high pain tolerance.”
“Those are three very, very powerful tools and they’re very flexible,” Ferriss told us.