A few things I believe, especially those that are master of the obvious comments:

  • The best way to get to bed earlier is to turn off the light.
  • Saving money is not a mystery.  Spend less than you earn.
  • Losing weight is about math – burn more calories than you consume.
  • What people do, is what they prefer.  Their reasons may be buried and fucked up, but it’s true.  What they choose to do, is what they prefer to do.  If they tell you otherwise, they are lying to themselves and you.
  • People make less money than they let on.  They have sex less often than they let on as well.
  • If you live by the rule "it will all work out" it’s generally because someone somewhere is making it work out.
  • The first two minutes of every task are the hardest part.
  • There is an direct relationship, generally, between how busy someone is and how much they can get done.
  • Life is all about choices and trade-offs.
  • Nothing substitutes for face to face.  Not phone, email or video conferencing. 
  • Being aggressive on the road does nobody any real good.
  • All organizations are screwed up somehow.
  • People are generally good.
  • If you don’t do it, it won’t get done.  (My personal favorite – almost always true.)