Category: Mental Models

  • 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,…

  • ALL YOUR PARTS

    ALL YOUR PARTS

    Being dangerous is about knowing you’re frustrated or angry and not ignoring it. It’s about not assuming that aggression is the same thing as evil. It’s about accepting that it’s pretty normal to have a negative emotion and knowing that if you view your dark side as possessing qualities that are unworthy to exist then…

  • 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 AT PEACE

    BEING AT PEACE

    Some people talk about how important it is to be content with what you have. And then others talk about how important it is to never be satisfied and always push yourself toward bigger goals. But if you become content with what you have. You’ll stop growing and you won’t reach your potential. And if…

  • BE USEFUL

    BE USEFUL

    If you want to feel like you matter then remember this. You want people to use you. You just don’t want to feel used. You want to be useful and then be rewarded for that usefulness. You have to set boundaries to stop others from taking too much. But don’t get so lost in protecting…

  • BE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE

    BE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE

    If you want to become truly powerful, remember this. There are ways we want to be and things we want to do. We want to be relaxed, happy, or excited, and then on the do side we want to succeed or build something that matters to us. Usually we sacrifice the way we want to…

  • DOING WHAT YOU WANT

    DOING WHAT YOU WANT

    Doing what you want can be one of the scariest things you can do. Because you spend most of your life unwilling to face up to the fact that you might not get your way. So you hide behind how difficult something is. We procrastinate and say we aren’t ready yet. Or we never try…