The most important realizations I had about human existence happened when I was by myself. Self-discovery is hard and necessary.
Your most significant enemy is your ego. Seneca said that we suffer more from imagination than reality, and that is true.
Protecting yourself from your mind and ego is a daily endeavor. When you are not present, the voice of your thoughts comes in and dominates you.
If things are difficult, do not give up. Persevere. Continue to pursue the path of love and execution of work. You are closer than you think.
Not partaking in excess is essential. I have started to drink less, eat less, have fewer meetings, and attend fewer events.
Cultivating good habits is the easiest way to build yourself into a man of character. They start with your diet, personal hygiene, and exercise.
Sleeping for 6.5-7.5 hours a day for the past days has been incredible. Better than any productivity hack I have found, I am back to simplicity.