MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
"Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart."
"Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."
"The words you speak become the house you live in."
"Obstacles do not block the path. They are the path."
Our brains compute 3 things about reward: how much will we get, how soon will we get it, and how certain are we that we will in fact get it.
And it’s when the probability of a reward hovers at around 50% that dopamine flow is maximal. When the probability of getting it is as high as the probability of not getting it — the point of maximum uncertainty. That’s what turns us on the most.
This is a framework for understanding meaningful differences in people’s working styles. It identifies four primary types:
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