EVIL IS BORING

If you view people as primarily bad… If you view them as a negative force in the universe, then you are at a great disadvantage. And if you believe that in the battle between good and evil, evil usually wins. You’d be wrong. Let me explain why: You’re not dead. Evil takes chaos and order… Continue reading EVIL IS BORING

IF YOU’RE BURNED OUT

If you’re burned out because you’ve been working really hard then you need to know that your brain will probably try to stop you from taking a break. If you’re a person who works hard then you work hard because you think it’s the right thing to do. You either feel proud, excited, or at… Continue reading IF YOU’RE BURNED OUT

DON’T BE PERFECT

Learn to apply your knowledge as quickly as possible. If you’re learning a new skill, learn a small enough section of it that you can go do it well. Because we often think that the only thing we have to practice is the skill. But we actually have to practice doing things well too. Doing… Continue reading DON’T BE PERFECT

LIFE IS GETTING BETTER

Life is getting better on earth. It doesn’t have to. But it is. The fundamental aspects of scientific thought argue that without careful attention, the organized elements of life fall apart. And yet humanity lives up to it’s potential a little bit more every year. The life expectancy of people goes up over time. Which… Continue reading LIFE IS GETTING BETTER

SELF DOUBT

If you’re struggling with self doubt don’t waste time trying to believe in yourself. Just do something that gives you a clear positive result. The way to do that is pick an action that’s smaller and humbler than you think you should do. If you have self doubt and feel like you’re running against things… Continue reading SELF DOUBT

SET INTERNAL LIMITATIONS

Your life will have less panic in it if you set internal limitations instead of battling external ones. Spending less money than you make is setting an internal limitation that stops you from running against the defeating reality that you can’t afford something. Choosing to go to bed early or check out of the party… Continue reading SET INTERNAL LIMITATIONS

SPEED UP TO NICHE

If you’re a creative and having trouble picking a niche speed up how fast you make things. This is probably the opposite of what you’re doing. Most of us, when we’re unsure of what to create we slow down to figure it out. But if you’re a creative person you’re problem is too many ideas,… Continue reading SPEED UP TO NICHE

A TEACHER

A teacher can’t teach you a skill. A teacher can only show you a route to learn a skill. Do you really think someone who’s studied something for twenty years can make you like them in a month or a year? And even if you spent twenty years with the teacher then that teacher will… Continue reading A TEACHER