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Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions - Darius Foroux
I bet that you're extrapolating your perceptions all the time. Let me give you a few examples and tell whether I'm wrong. "House prices will probably keep increasing." "That person will never change." "My business will keep growing." "I will never learn from my mistakes." "He doesn't like me."

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Extrapolating our thoughts

A few examples of how we extrapolate our exceptions all the time:

  • “House prices will probably keep increasing.”
  • “That person will never change.”
  • “My busi...

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We’re fast thinkers

But that doesn’t mean we should follow through on every single thought that pops into our mind.

Every time you start thinking about future events or start making mental movies, keep count on ...

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Ryan Holiday
“It takes skill and discipline to bat away the pests of bad perceptions, to separate reliable signals from deceptive ones, to filter out prejudice, expectation, and fear.”

Ryan Holiday

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Do your own thing

Ask yourself: What’s within my control? Is there something I can do right now? Can I make the situation better? Then do it. And do the job well. 

If you can’t, choose to do someth...

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