1，The consensus is often wrong, so I have to be an independent thinker.
2，I never cared much about others’conclusions—only forthe reasoning that led to these conclusions.
3，1)working for what I wanted, not for what others wanted me to do; 2) coming up with the best independent opinions I could muster to move toward my goals; 3) stress - testing my opinions by having the smartest people I could find challenge them so I could find out where I was wrong; 4) being wary about overconfidence, and good at not knowing; and 5) wrestling with reality, experiencing the results of my decisions, and reflecting on what I did to produce them so that I could improve.
4，So, because of the law of diminishing returns, it is only natural that seeking something new, or seeking new depths of something old, is required to bring us satisfaction.
5，Look at what caused people to make a lot of money and you will see that usually it is in proportion to their production of what the society wanted and largely unrelated to their desire to make money.
6，The most important quality that differentiates successful people from unsuccessful people is our capacity to learn and adapt to these things.
7，the quality of our lives depends on the quality ofthe decisions we make.
8，Of course it is true that people are born with differences in their various innate abilities. However, judgment is primarily learned.
9，What is essential is that you are clear about what you want and that you figure out how to get it.
10，I believe that the need to have meaningful work is connected to man’s innate desire to improve.
11，Most people react to pain badly. They have “fight or flight” reactions to it: they either strike out at whatever brought them the pain or they try to run away from it. As a result, they don’t learn to find ways around their barriers, so they encounter them over and over again and make little or no progress toward what they want.
12，When faced with an obstacle or threat, an emotional reaction (e.g. pain) can be triggered that can lead to a fight or flight reaction that “hijacks” decision making away from the pre-frontal cortex, where the rational choices are being made. This can result in our making decisions that produce consequences that we do not want. This typically causes really big problems.