Category: Mental Models

  • BLINDED BY VISION

    BLINDED BY VISION

    If you see only that which you dream of, you are in a powerful place of action. But never forget that it also means you’re blind to everything else. You must focus, but be careful to relax from time to time and look around, or you will stop knowing what you should focus on. Absolute…

  • BELIEVING YOU’RE WORTHLESS – SOMETIMES IT’S NOT SO GREAT

    BELIEVING YOU’RE WORTHLESS – SOMETIMES IT’S NOT SO GREAT

    If you hold the belief that you’re worthless and you need to work harder until you know you’re not. Then you have a belief that helps some people work harder and get better results. But others will use it to grind themselves into the dust, thinking they’re worthless no matter what happens, and then exhaust…

  • CHOOSE LIFE, UGLY, MESSY LIFE

    CHOOSE LIFE, UGLY, MESSY LIFE

    Choose life, ugly, messy life. Choose the struggle and the pain. Choose to embrace that you’re a human that wants what it wants, that you won’t get everything you want, but if you decide on something you can do great things. Own that the experience will include suffering and you have the option to enjoy…

  • CHANGE YOU

    CHANGE YOU

    If you want to become a more capable person then stop trying to perfect something. Because your goal isn’t the thing. It’s to be better. And usually working trying to tweak something into perfection takes away the attention from the massive improvements you could be making. The more you focus on the thing the less…

  • BEING THE BEST

    BEING THE BEST

    Being the best of the best means this. It means you haven’t met somebody better than you yet, or you just didn’t notice when you did. And the fastest way to fall back down is to not look for others who can match you. Because they’re out there. And if you seek them out and…

  • APPROVAL

    APPROVAL

    People approve of people who don’t seek approval. So if you seek approval you won’t receive it. There are many things that disappear when you chase them. Pleasure in most forms, for example, if you try to get more and more of it then it will become less and less effective until you don’t feel…

  • BE CONSCIOUS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

    BE CONSCIOUS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

    Be conscious of the extraordinary. You don’t get to do normal things and get extraordinary results. So you have to understand when you’re doing something extraordinary so that you can keep doing it. If you work out three days a week you’re doing something extraordinary. If you’re eating a diet that makes you feel better…

  • DO SOMETHING PLEASANT

    DO SOMETHING PLEASANT

    If you’re wasting a lot of time, then it’s probably because you’re not willing to waste a little bit of time on a healthy activity that will make you feel good enough to stop wasting time and get to work. We often wait around on our phones because we feel that taking a break for…

  • CONFIDENCE IS IMPORTANT

    CONFIDENCE IS IMPORTANT

    Sometimes we don’t realize that when we were young we were trying to throw the recipe of life together with one ingredient, confidence. So we fall down, humble ourselves, lose that confidence, and seek to learn and grow But when we’re adults, we often fail because we try to put all of the ingredients of…

  • BEAUTY ISN’T SHALLOW

    BEAUTY ISN’T SHALLOW

    Beauty isn’t shallow. Beauty inspires artwork, starts wars, drives people to madness, and to perform acts of heroism and kindness that are beyond imagination. If you ask anyone the meaning of life for long enough, they’ll eventually answer that maybe it’s to experience the cosmic wonder of the universe. Which happens to be terrifying, exhilarating,…