- Certainty is strength, doubt is weakness: Admitting alternatives is undermining one's own belief; changing one's mind means one has wasted the time spent holding the prior opinion.
- The end supports the explanation of the means: A successful person's explanation of the means of his success is highly credible by the very fact of his success.
- You can succeed by emulating the purported behavior of successful people: To enjoy the success of another, just mimic the rituals he claims to follow.
- There is no long term: Don't miss an opportunity.
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