New quote that I liked

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.

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.


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