“My chief task has been to conquer fear,” he said. “The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear.… No one except myself can appreciate how I have to work at this job every single day, never letting up for a moment. I always have on my mind the thought that next year I must do something greater, something more wonderful.”
Lucky for me, I didn't suffer from any of those afflictions when I was standing nearly ninety feet above Manhattan on a twenty-two-inch pillar for almost thirty-five hours. In fact, for the first time in my life, I had a clear understanding of the world. I realized that this world is just a series of sunrises and sunsets. And that's it.
My Dream Manifesto In order to live a fulfilled life, one must resist the temptations surrounding them: Never overindulge. Have few extravagances. Resist addictions. Respect all life. Remember that a mistake is only a mistake when you fail to learn from it. Accumulate knowledge. Listen. Read. Observe. Visit the ocean. Try to interact with all different types of people from all walks of life. Wonder and be amazed. Love and respect those close to you. Learn to love yourself. Pursue your dreams and goals with passion. Our potential to create is limitless.
Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic by David Blaine
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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