8 Rules to Do Everything Better
The best athletes and entrepreneurs aren’t focused on being the best; they’re focused on constant self-improvement.
Concentrating on the process is best for both performance and mental health. It lifts off your shoulders a huge burden, so you can concentrate on the things you can control.
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Much of human behavior follows a predictable cycle: trigger, behavior, reward.
For behaviors that you want to do, the goal is to make triggers salient, the behavior easy, and the reward as...
In habit speak, don’t underestimate the power of everything around you to act as a trigger.
A better option than relying purely on willpower is to consciously design your environment to remove the temptations that regularly get in the way of what you’re trying to do.
it’s not just your physical environment that influences your behavior but also your social one. Motivation is contagious.
A community also helps with accountability. If you’ve made a commitment to another person or group, you’re more likely to stick with it.
Every meeting should be aimed at achieving someone’s goals; that person ...
If your goal is to have people with different opinions work through their differences (i.e., open-minded debate), you’ll run your meeting differently than if its goal is to educate.
It is up to the meeting leader to balance conflicting perspectives, push through impasses and decide how to spend time wisely.
If you’re running the conversation, you should be weighing the potential cost in the time that it takes to explore opinions of inexperienced employees versus the potential gain in being able to assess their thinking and gain a better understanding of what they’re like.
by Ray Dalio
Your principles should reflect the values you truly believe in.
While it isn’t always a bad thing to use the principles of someone else (it’s hard to come up with your own, and often much wisdom has gone into those already created), adopting pre-packaged principles without much reflection can expose you to the risk of inconsistency with your true values.
Your principles will influence your standards of behavior. In relationships with other people, your and their principles will decide how you collaborate.
People who have shared values and principles get along. People who don’t share values and principles, experience misunderstandings and conflict with one another. Most of the times in relationships, our principles are ambiguous.