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Flipping the Lit Switch

Flipping the Lit Switch

  • Jeff Karp shares his journey of learning to focus his distracted mind. He learned to block out distractions and focus on tasks, which helped him live a more purposeful life. This experience led him to develop the principles in the book.
  • 'Lit mode' is a state of heightened awareness and deep engagement. It's when you feel energized and fully involved, like moments of awe, love, or intense focus. Staying in this zone boosts creativity and productivity.

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DR. NORMAN DOIDGE

"The brain has an incredible ability to change."

DR. NORMAN DOIDGE

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Recognize and Change Habits

Recognize and Change Habits

  • Beware of low-energy mode and recognize the brain's plasticity. Neuroscience shows the brain can create new pathways for better habits. This allows for personal growth and change.
  • Low-energy brain (LEB) mode prevents creative and purposeful action. On autopilot, we fall into routine patterns, losing our innovation ability. Changing these habits helps you switch to a lit mind state.

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CHARLES DUHIGG

"Minimize resistance, maximize rewards, leverage momentum, and pace yourself."

CHARLES DUHIGG

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Pain Points with a Purpose

Pain Points with a Purpose

  • Identify and address your pain points instead of avoiding them. Understand what stops you from being at your best and find ways to overcome these obstacles. Reversing pain points can push you toward better habits.
  • Self-awareness is crucial for becoming more lit. Ask yourself what drives you and what makes you feel truly engaged. This will help you make meaningful changes.

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ARISTOTLE

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

ARISTOTLE

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Embracing Movement and Failure

Embracing Movement and Failure

  • Movement is essential for physical and mental energy. Modern life often keeps us inactive, draining our energy and locking us in LEB mode. Regular physical activity is crucial for switching to lit mode.
  • Practice, not perfection, is key. Small, consistent efforts build satisfaction and confidence, strengthening body and mind. This helps you see failure as a learning tool.

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MICHAEL JORDAN

"To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail."

MICHAEL JORDAN

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Nature's Energy and Inspiration

Nature's Energy and Inspiration

  • Mindfulness and nature provide vital, energizing benefits. Simple practices like focusing on your breath can help you relax and refresh, and being in nature offers many inspirations and solutions.
  • Compassion towards the planet and others light up our lives. To thrive, embrace connections and different perspectives. This helps create a more fulfilling life.

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JOHN MUIR

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."

JOHN MUIR

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mrparedes

High School Reading Teacher & Book Enthusiast. Passionate about reading and sharing knowledge, I aim to inspire others through my notes and reflections on books. Join me on a journey of discovery and enlightenment.

CURATOR'S NOTE

"LIT" by Jeff Karp is a practical guide for anyone looking to break free from routine, find inspiration, and cultivate humility. It provides actionable steps to harness curiosity and compassion, igniting your inner potential and positively impacting your life and the world around you.

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