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The Daily Laws

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The Daily Laws

366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature

Profile Books,

15 min read
12 take-aways
Audio & text

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Get your daily dose of wisdom to live a purposeful and happy life.

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People have become more and more disconnected from their environment and started to focus inward, living in a world of fantasies and false cultural notions. This disconnect often causes individuals to take bad career decisions and live an unsatisfactory life. Best-selling author Robert Greene sets out to reverse this trend and reconnect you with reality and your purpose in life. He offers daily pearls of wisdom, focused, for example, on how to become more powerful, how to persuade or seduce people, how to be more in control, how to be more creative and how to find your unique purpose.


​​​​January: Embrace your “life’s task” by reconnecting with your unique purpose.

Most people have certain interests or types of activities they were drawn to during their childhood. They spent hours doing those things. Often, the pull toward such curiosities tends to fade as people grow older and follow external voices – such as the opinions of parents or peers, or the desire for money and attention – instead of listening to their innate calling. This disconnect from who you truly are, from your uniqueness, often leads to bad life choices, anxiety and depression. 

Embrace your “life’s task” by reconnecting with your vocation and the obsessions you’ve had since you were born. Once you know your unique purpose, fully and deeply engage in it. Own your “weirdness.” Let your heroes inspire you and don’t let obstacles stop you from advancing. Move past your limitations by starting with the small things you’re good at doing; then, grow from there.

February: Commit to learning and mastery to add your unique contribution to human culture.

When looking at the greatest masters in human history, one key component of achieving mastery stands out...

About the Author

Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War and The 50th Law.

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