Most people are not wired to work 9-5—long periods of steady, monotonous work. If your goal is to do inspired, creative work, you have to work like a lion. Sprint when inspired. Rest. Repeat. Sahil Bloom
"Mental toughness is often portrayed as determination and persistence, but it can also be flexibility and adaptability. - I can be happy anywhere. - I can work with what I have. - I can have a good day with anyone. You are tough when your mood is not dependent on your conditions." James Clear [...]
Stability shuts down the brains learning centers. Do hard things 70 percent of the time.
It's the tipping points you have to watch for that might cause change to happen all at once. There is no apparent difference between an ice cube at 0 degrees and 31 degrees, but at 32 degrees, change occurs rather dramatically. Underneath, there is change from 0 to 31, because otherwise the dramatic change at [...]
Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment. James Clear
The average American adult makes 35,000 decisions every day — from what we wear to what size coffee we order. Each decision puts some degree of strain on our mental capacity. As the day goes on, we get tired and stop wanting to make decisions. It’s called decision fatigue. The biggest mistake we make in [...]
"Remove the branches of a thorn bush today and you'll avoid a scrape this year. But next year, you'll face the same problem again. Remove the root of the bush today, and the entire plant will die. Are you solving problems at the branch level or the root level?" James Clear
That is, it decreases the cognitive resources dedicated to recalling and anticipating constraints. Where are your guardrails? Are they decreasing such that your power is dulling you?