The true investment objective of growth is not just to make gains but to avoid loss.

Fisher, Philip A.. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings: 40 (Wiley Investment Classics) (p. 196). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

“The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism and unjustified pessimism. The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”

Benjamin Graham

Second-Order Thinking

It’s very easy to take bad decisions, thankfully there are mental models that can teach us how to think and how to take better decisions.

Second-order thinking is a mental model that helps us find the long term consequences of our decisions and thus help us make better decisions leaving the immediate gratification behind. It’s very easy to think about the immediate results and forget about what’s going to happen after, that’s why this model brings a very important question: “Then what?”

From now on, I will start asking “then what?” every time I need to make a decision, it’s an habit I want to build.

If you’re interested about this and other mental models, I recommend you read

If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.

Someone at work shared this quote today, and wanted to share it here for myself, as a reminder that is OK to fail and it’s actually a great thing. Make sure you’re having new failures in your life and learn from them, and then follow new failures.

I still have many zeros

0 it’s where massive amount of creativity comes from, when you have nothing to lose and everything to win. This is probably that biggest motivation I have in my life. Being someone who comes from zero-zero and now I have accomplish some things in my life, but still have many zeroz, still many things to do, to learn and many risks to take and that I want to take in my life, many fears to overcome.

what about you? how many more things can you accomplish in your life? how many things you haven’t tried? those are your zeros. and if you are very young and have nothing, have zero-zero, you have everything to win, get up and do it, take the challenge, the risks! it’s worth.

Don’t tolerate your zeros. Having zero should be your motivation, you should be driven by brute necessity!