“You have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light.” – Kobe Bryant

An obvious observation in the context of professional sports, not so obvious in every other facet of life (but still true). 

The rules in life are looser in definition than the NBA, which is why the practice metaphor often gets lost. 

But the thread of truth is this: expecting to excel in anything without consistent practice is the easiest way to lose. 

“We win games in practice. We learn and follow the fundamentals of our game better than anyone. All of our games are won in practice.” — Vince Lombardi

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.