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Jordan Reeves

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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).

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    Mar 7 2013: I learned (from an Anthony Robbins self-help book, no less) to identify my core values and to hold myself to them. Guiding myself by those values made working through the most difficult problems so much easier - not necessarily easy, but easier. When I look back on my history of decision making, the only regrets I've had are when I didn't stick to those values.

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