Failure is the frame, not the picture.

As true as it is that nature can't draw a straight line — we love to measure things on charts. It gives us a sense of position, showing us something that needs improving or has improved.

We are comforted by lines going up and panicked by lines going down.

What we often neglect is the frame in which we're viewing things.

While zooming out will sometimes reveal you are completely wasting your time, it may also deliver the perspective required to keep going. Both are extremely useful.

We only need enough information to understand the trend and to what degree we have control over it in order to make better decisions. 

Leverage is as much about where you are standing as how much force you are applying.

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

The constraint we apply to package our idea determines their reach & resonance. "Make 1 decision to eliminate 1,000 decisions."

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.