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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 to others did better on a test then those who just studied the topic normally. This is because when our intention is to teach, we aim to understand the subject fully instead of just memorising terms and ideas. This alone has allowed me to learn and actually understand, more then I could have ever hoped


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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 th...


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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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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


Share Your Learning or Teach

The best way to remember something is just to share the knowledge that you have learned, teach them. When you share the experience you have learned, the experience repeats itself in your mind and it saves your long-term memory. Just like I'm sharing these ideas with you people so that I can remem...

3. Find a Positive Intention

3. Find a Positive Intention

If a neighbor repeatedly told you what a worthless lazy bum you were for not mowing your lawn more often, would it inspire you to mow? I have no idea why many of us think shaming works to change behavior. It doesn’t work for me.

Assuming that this aspect of s...

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