To Chase Success, You Gotta Put Yourself Through Psycho-Emotional Hell

Point #4 — Be cautiously pessimistic

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#1 You Wake Up at Four in the Morning

#2 You Can’t Fall Back to Sleep

#3 You Don’t Work Weekends (But You Do)

#4 You Have Unbridled Enthusiasm, but You’re Cautiously Pessimistic

Tarzan in the trees/Cowboys in the yard

Didn’t know they’d be afraid/Didn’t know life was hard

— Tom Petty, There Goes Angela (Dream Away)

Most things I worry about never happen anyway

— Tom Petty (also), Crawling Back to You

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I write about doing life and personal finance, focusing on the psychology of our relationships with other people and money. I’m anti-guru, pro-empowerment.

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