Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Book Notes

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Eric Barker

He argues that humility actually drives self-improvement because we can see the gap between where we are and where we want to be.
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“virtually absent in monasteries, Montessori schools, and religious care centers where people consider their work as a calling rather than merely a job.”
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success does not lead to happiness as often as happiness leads to success.
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If you’re overworked in a job that isn’t right for you, it may be time to make a change.
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surveyed top doctors to find out how they avoided burnout, one of the key things mentioned was “sharing issues with family and friends.”
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“workplace fun was a stronger predictor of applicant attraction than compensation and opportunities for advancement.”
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“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
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Otherwise you risk ending up with that number-one regret of the dying: not having had the courage to live the life you wanted and instead lived the life others prescribed.
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