Mike Tyson Error- creating success, then falling down
Contrast bias- if you’re used to making a million/year, then dropping to $100,000 you will freak out, the same thing happens with health, friends… it affects the way you feel when you wake up.
Keep a little fear, you can fall back- once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic- if you’ve ever been unsuccessful, you can be unsuccessful again.
Donald Trump’s friend sold the company for billions of dollars and lost momentum, he couldn’t do it again.
Warren was asked why he keeps $20 Billion in cash- he never wanted to rely on the kindness of strangers, you must build forgiveness into the land; you have to build things that have a wide margin of safety. If you’re a farmer, you can build it in a way that if it doesn’t rain for a week, everything dies, make sure you keep something, keep cash- build forgiveness into the economics, have a buffer. You should have at least 3 months of your expenses saved minimum!
There’s no forgiveness built into the system that has only one accountant. You will find yourself begging on a rainy day.
If you eat a lot of holidays prepare yourself before so your health doesn’t fall apart then. Do what’s difficult when it’s easy.
If you don’t do cardio for a month, you will have the endurance of somebody who’s 10 years older. Have a gratitude journal- memory happiness.
Store a lot of “social stock.”
If you would give a gift every day a world would be better- and the gifts will come back. When you make a mistake, you will be forgiven. Double down on the friend you have a lot of companionate love with.
Build it, so that when you mess up, the system doesn’t collapse (either you mess up or the system does- Nelson Mandela).
Go to the comedy club, there will come a time when you won’t be able to. Watch something like that once a week, you’re building a bank of happiness, so you can withdraw when you need it, just like Warren can.
This is the time to start, it’s the youngest you’ll ever be.
Abdul was stretching when nobody stretched and was able to play 20 years, while others that are big, usually destroy their joints- he was doing yoga in 70’. There’s an Indian bodybuilder that’s 101 years old with a 6 pack, while 80-year-old people can’t even walk.
People have thin forgiveness factor in 4 pillars, stretch it out! Comedy, meditation, wealth, good diet, nature walks…
Where is an area of health, wealth, love/social, and happiness that you have not built forgiveness into?