I recently watched Alex Hormozi on Chris Williamson’s Modern Wisdom and I loved the episode so much I listened to it twice. I’m working on developing my critical thinking, note taking, and actually implementing things that I learn so they don’t go to waste.
You can check out the notes below, hope you find them helpful!
1. Choosing Regrets and Self-Improvement
- “In life, we must choose our regrets.” – Douglas Williams
- Choose between the regret of pursuing or not pursuing; use it as a decision-making framework to overcome fear.
- Working Hard
- Evaluate your efforts: Can you confidently say you did your best?
- Define metrics for success, like being able to say, “There’s nothing else I could’ve done in that situation.”
2. Pursuit of Excellence and Dedication
- Pursuit of Excellence Like an Athlete
- Approach goals and skills like an athlete.
- Emulate athletes’ dedication, including performance review, nutrition, sleep, and seeking guidance.
- Becoming a Pro – The Art of War
- Referencing “The Art of War,” distinguish between amateurs and professionals.
- Professionals commit full-time, master techniques, and persist despite fear.
3. Preparation and Self-Esteem
- “The difference between being nervous and being excited about something is the level of preparation.”
- Your self-esteem is determined by your own judgment, not others’ opinions.
4. Selective Excellence
- Choosing Areas of Excellence
- Life is short; prioritize areas where you want to excel.
- Measure progress in hundreds of hours to set the standard for mastery.
- Emphasize the importance of consistency, e.g., producing 300 pieces of content weekly.
- Saying No
- Time is valuable; learn to say no more often to stay focused.
5. Pain and Transformation
- “Heroes and villains have the same backstory – pain. The difference is what they choose to do about it.”
- Heroes use pain to prevent harm, while villains are consumed by it.
- Painful instances can lead to disproportionate personal growth.
- Challenge yourself, endure struggles, and push beyond your limits to build resilience.
6. Decisions and Stress
- “The heaviest things in life aren’t iron or gold; they’re decisions.”
- Stress often arises from procrastinating important decisions.
7. Life/Mindfulness/Self Love
- True happiness comes from being fully present.
- Aim to have a certain number of moments of mindful presence each day.
- Self-love means holding oneself to a higher standard.
- Take control of self-esteem, self-love, and personal success.
- Reflect on what makes a day meaningful, such as working hard, spending time with loved ones, and staying active.
8. Freedom and Assertiveness
- “What’s the point of having ‘fuck you’ freedom if you never say ‘fuck you’?” – George
- Enjoy the rewards of your efforts; assert yourself when necessary.
9. On Haters and Empathy
- “The cynics get to be right; the optimists get to be rich.”
- Haters may signify you’re doing something right.
- “It’s hard to hate from up close.” & “To understand is to forgive.”
- Try to understand others’ perspectives; it’s challenging to hate when you empathize.