How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

By Scott Adams (2013)

The most important metric to track is your personal energy.

When I was a commercial loan officer for a large bank in San Francisco, my boss taught us that you should never make a loan to someone who is following his passion… [The] best loan customer is one who has no passion whatsoever, just a desire to work hard at something that looks good on a spreadsheet.

Energy is good. Passion is bullshit.

My Notes

Maximise your energy (sleep well, eat well, exercise, avoid stress, etc).

💡 Use systems, not goals.


Goals are far away, you’re never there; you’ll always be frustrated. With systems you succeed every day you use your system. And this keeps your energy up.