Consider how you’re doing in the following areas:
If you’re not pleased with your life, a limiting belief could be the cause.
Make a list of all of your beliefs, good and bad.
Examples related to money:
It will be diﬃcult to make a lot of money if you believe these things.
Think about which beliefs are having the greatest negative impact on your life. Consider how your behavior will change if that belief is eliminated from your life.
Order all your limiting beliefs you have identified, in order, from the belief having the greatest negative impact to the least.
Now that you have a list of your limiting beliefs and have them in order, it’s time to start dealing with them.
Go back to your list of limiting beliefs. As you experience new things, new limiting beliefs will show up.
Nouns in math are the Arabic numerals, fractions, variables, expressions, figures, infinity, Pi and imaginary numbers like i.
The verbs of math are equalities and inequalities, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and many other operatives like Sin, Cos, Tan etc.
The rules of mathematics, like syntax and grammar, are international, with the same structure used universally. Greek and Latin languages are used to denote the various symbols.
It means producing something novel or original, evaluating, solving problems, whether on paper, on stage, in a laboratory or even in the shower.
Geniuses know “how” to think, instead of “what” to think.
People who are more creative can simultaneously engage brain networks that don’t typically work together.
It can take years to perfect a piece of art, or build something unique.
Cultivate patience. And learn to enjoy the process. It’s part of the discovery.
They are autodidacts and have an inner motivation to solve problems that fascinate them. They preferred figuring things out, rather than waiting to be taught.
They also choose their subjects, materials, rhythm and time.
We tend to reproduce what we are thought or what we learn when confronted with issues or things to solve.
In order to creatively solve a problem, you must leave aside the initial obvious approach that comes from past experience and re-conceptualize the problem.
A lower idea-flow is this sense that you don't have as many ideas as you used to. Reading more encourages ideas to flow.
You can't create time, you can only re-allocate it. To find the time for improving your idea-flow means that you have to find ways to cut back on other things.
One way to improve ideas is to think of sources of information as being in memetic buckets. If your idea inputs come from the same memetic bucket, your outputs will replicate the same concepts in that bucket. Your thoughts won't be new or particularly interesting.
To combat this:
When you catch yourself thinking "that's crazy," try to figure out why someone would believe that idea.
People are mostly logical, their starting point is just different. When you try to see if you can find the premises for someone's beliefs and ideas, their conclusions will make more sense. Even if you disagree, understanding where they are coming from will help you better understand your own ideas.
Cut your sources of information so you don't hear the same thing in five different ways.
Realize when you should let go of certain inputs, even if you enjoy them.
Developing good ideas is an active process. The ideas that are starting to form should be coaxed out of you.
When it comes to setting strategy, there are benefits to both popular and loner strategies.
If you want to outperform the crowd, learn the following two essential skills.
When we need to make a decision, we tend to ask "What should we do?" However, it narrows our thinking to one right decision.
If we ask the question: "What could we do?" it broadens our decision-making frame, because we can consider multiple futures. Could ask what if, what else, and why not.
For example: Ask what would be the equivalent in your industry of something that’s working well in another.
Strategy development and internal reviews often center on precedents, trends, and due diligence. They address"what will happen." Change the question to "what may happen" :
Contrary to popular belief, daydreaming is actually an evolutionary trait specific to human beings which harnesses our creative power and enables us to function in an effective manner.
Research shows that a creative distraction like daydreams loosens us form our never-ending stream of thoughts and provides possible solutions to our problems, while enhancing our sense of identity.
Our brains have many regions, like the prefrontal cortex, medial temporal lobes and the parietal cortex cluster, allowing us to imagine and visualize complex scenarios and their possible outcomes inside our minds.
This makes daydreaming a complex and rich phenomenon which we take for granted.
Reading aloud is great for elderly people and can delay the onset of dementia and also make certain memory problems detectable at an early stage.
Many of us read aloud more often than we realize. Some automatic reading aloud happens when we have to understand complex legal and academic text, or follow instructions from a manual.
Reading out brings joy, comfort and a sense of belonging among our loved ones, strengthening the emotional bonding.
Culture refers to the practices of exchanging information across generations and peers by means that are not genetic. It includes behavior and symbolic systems.
The way we use the term is a recent invention. Before the 1800s, culture typically referred to the educational process a person had undergone.
Cultural relativists claim that no culture has a truer worldview than any other - they are just different.
The anthropological conception of culture is the most productive terrain for cultural relativism. For example, some societies have a clear-cut gender and racial division, while others do not.
To study culture, you have to distance yourself from it, which means the only way to study a culture is by not sharing it. The study of culture ask difficult questions about human nature:
There are different types of problems that we will face now and in the future.
We need to evaluate the degree of “alarm” with which those problems should be treated.
Known problems with known solutions include the following:
Once the gravity of these problems becomes apparent to a critical mass of humanity, solutions would be put in motion.
Known problems to which solutions are not only imaginable but (probably) within reach include:
These problems are bound to cause suffering until an appropriate solution is found.
Known problems without readily imaginable or implementable solutions include:
Safety protocols aimed at preventing accidental nuclear conflict and ethical standards in AI development will be useful, although rogue agents can still sow chaos.
Some known problems cannot be addressed by humans on Earth, and include:
We don't have implementable solutions to these problems, but we also cannot worry about everything. We can only address issues as they arise.