by Caroline Webb
You’re constantly moving along a discover-defend axis in your daily life, as your brain scans for threats to defend against and rewards to seek out and discover.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."
We can tweak our perceptions by being more deliberate in our perceptual filters.
We can do this by looking at things from three angles:
There are two types of goals:
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
Your brain’s deliberate system needs regular breaks to keep it fully functional. When tired, we are more likely to make poorer decisions.
Allow your brain a chance to step back and co...
"In all the empirical studies on psychological well-being, one thing emerges as a reliable foundation for happiness: the quality of our relationships."
If you disagree on something:
People are often good but their circumstances can change how they come out.
Get clear on the “true facts”: what you know for sure. Then assume that the other person has good ...
Use one or more of these three techniques next time you want to provide input or challenge someone’s ideas:
"The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones."
Having an existing solution in mind makes it harder for us to see a radically different but better way to solve our problem.
So if what we want is new thinking, we need to he...
The brain’s deliberate system likes to take shortcuts. Take note of when that is happening.
Signs of your brain taking shortcuts are statements like “It’s obviously right [or obviously w...
Getting a message through to other people can be hard because other people’s automatic system gets in the way.
Provide a reward or a dose of intrigue as you communicate. The ...
For a complete and happy day, you need to focus on your energy and reboot it when needed.
Know thyself by identifying where the typical energy highs and lows occur. Plan for ...
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