Joe Rogan Experience #1278 Kevin Hart

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  • I’m an early riser. I get up at 5 am. I try to sleep by 9:30 or 10. [9:15] 

  • I can separate the different parts of my life. If you are only focused on one thing all the time you can drive yourself crazy. For example: when I’m with my family I’m with my family. Work doesn’t interject at that time. [12:00] 

  • I don’t read social media. Too much negative shit. I don’t need to see that. I don’t pay that any mind. Why would I? It’s not helping me. It’s not making me better. It’s not pushing me to new limits. It’s taking up creative space by taking my time. I don’t let the device beat me. [13:40]

  • I don’t do anything divisive. That’s my biggest thing. [33:26] 

  • Negative people are usually frustrated with their own lives. Do you think Michael Jordan leaves negative YouTube comments? That’s not for winners. It’s a mismanagement of your time. [41:22] 

  • What really makes me happy? My family. I look at my wife and kids and say Look what I did! Look what I built. I didn’t have that when I was growing up. Success is just a bonus. [42:51] 

  • I try to put out a light of positivity. I don’t know what I can do for other people. It can encourage people to be a better father or work harder. Somebody probably needs to hear that. [45:17]

  • Perfection doesn’t exist. We are in a time where people expect perfection. [48:09]

  • You don’t start things and not finish them. You don’t quit. Nothing comes out of quitting except knowing that you didn’t finish. [51:36]

  • What motivates Kevin to keep working: It is the story of your life. We are all writing a book. What does your book look like? Your life is a book. You have a bunch of chapters. When they close that book - how good was the book? [1:54:03]

  • They told me learning and knowledge is power when I was 10. Now I finally get it. I’m about to be 40. It took me all this time to get the code. [1:58:58]

  • We all should think we are great. If you don’t think you are great ask yourself why? Why don’t you think the highest of yourself? When you do people have no choice but to follow suit. [2:04:27]

  • The sun doesn’t stop for anyone. It will be up in the morning regardless. Regardless of how I feel, the sun will shine in the morning. These days are going to keep going by. Do you let the days go by? I’m a life goes on type of guy. Figure out life from this point. [2:08:31]