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Idea #2 - My Understanding

This has been (and still sometimes is) a problem of mine. I would always talk about the new cool thing that Im starting to whoever would listen. This created real problems for me because this verbalisation of what I was doing (or planned to do) felt like actual progress to my brain. This meant that I felt less motivated to work and to take action towards the goal because In my mind I had already done so by speaking about it. In contrast, now I only ever talk about what I'm working on to 1-2 people who are closest to me. Unless I'm far enough into the project where I feel it is safe to share


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Idea #3 - Learn, Teach, Challenge

"The mixed martial arts pioneer and multi-title champion Frank Shamrock has a system he trains fighters in that he calls plus, minus, and equal. Each fighter, to become great, he said, needs to have someone better that they can learn from, someone lesser who they can teach, and someone equal that...


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Idea #3 - My Understanding

I agree with this fully. The biggest takeaway for me from this was an idea that has been drilled into me by various people and mentors. This is the idea of teaching - to learn. There was a study which proved this point where students who were asked to learn a topic with the intention to teach it ...


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Quotes from 'Ego Is the Enemy' By Ryan Holiday

These are a few snippets from ego is the enemy which got me thinking and writing. These were useful and actionable for me so will also likely be useful to others who share similar interests. I will first write out the quote in plain unedited format for those who don't care about what I have to sa...


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Idea #2 - Talk less, Do more

"Talk depletes us. Talking and doing fight for the same resources. Research shows that while goal visualization is important, after a certain point our mind begins to confuse it with actual progress. The same goes for verbalization"


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Idea #1 - My Understanding

What I took from this was the realisation that my priorities were not straight because I was focussing too much on improving my so called "skills". This is not necessarily a bad thing, but while doing so I was not thinking at all about improving the traits that lead to being a person who actually...


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Idea #1 - Learn to Learn

 "What is rare is not raw talent, skill, or even confidence, but humility, diligence, and self-awareness."


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"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane" -Marcus Aurelius

Some of my main takeaways from Ego Is the Enemy


What To Do If Your Mind Keeps You Awake

What To Do If Your Mind Keeps You Awake

  • Notice: what are my thoughts about sleep right now? How true do they feel?
  • Spot the trigger: what is happening right now that might be causing me to think this way?
  • Practise self-compassion: it’s understandable that my sle...

Humans have a choice: I can take the pain in the short term in order to learn in the long term or attribute it to luck and not learn

  • I'm willing to take this pain that doesn't feel very good because in the long run it's going to help me learn
  • I'm going to go in, examine my decision and see where I could have improved that would have increased the likelihood of a better outcome

Inability To See My Own Success

Inability To See My Own Success

Whenever I am asked about my work, I dodge the question. Earlier this year I published my first book and whenever someone says how proud I must be, a bubble of shame grows inside because, well, I'm just not. In an attempt to rid myself of that feeling, I do more, work harder. I endeavor to be mor...

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