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2 days ago

While we often think of the reality we observe as being objective, the truth is actually that the objective and the subjective very much overlap in how we view things and how we feel about them. Everything that you call reality is something you have developed a subjective emotional response to.

Why Reality Is an Illusion

Why Reality Is an Illusion

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5 days ago

How To Tell If Someone Is Truly Smart Or Just Average
Part1

cognitive bias checklist
decision trees
Musk’s probabilistic thinking
“Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone.”
According to Model Theory, we all always use mental models in our thinking. “Mental models are psychological representations of real, hypothetical, or imaginary situations,” according to the formal definition. Less formally, a mental model is a simplified, scaled-down version of some aspect of the world: a schematic of a particular piece of reality. A model can be represented as a blueprint, a symbol, an idea, a formula, and in many other ways. We all unconsciously create models of how the world works, how the economy works, how politics works, how other people work, how we work, how our brains work, how our day is supposed to go, and so on.
The difference between great thinkers and ordinary thinkers is that, for ordinary thinkers, the process of using models is unconscious and reactive. For great thinkers, it is conscious and proactive.
One of the most effective and universal mental models is the 80/20 Rule
Of all the things on my to-do list, what are the 20 percent that will create 80 percent of the results?
Mental models are also fundamental and critical mental tools.
Mental models represent large chunks of reality that can be combined together to create even more complex and useful “supermodels.” This is similar to how letters can be combined into words, which can be combined into sentences.
Mental models should be taught early in one’s life, because nearly everything else builds on them.
Mental models trigger higher-order thinking. This is similar to how becoming literate triggers a whole slew of higher-order thinking capabilities known as the Alphabet Effect.
The beauty of using multiple and diverse models is that many of the imperfections cancel each other out, allowing you to create a new “emergent” model that transcends all of the other models.

How To Tell If Someone Is Truly Smart Or Just Average

How To Tell If Someone Is Truly Smart Or Just Average

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jsincity Lo

10 days ago

in sleep we average 90 minutes of rest (non-REM sleep) and 20 minutes of activity (REM sleep) — creating one full cycle totaling 110 minutes.
breaks the waking rest-activity cycle into 90 minutes of activity and 20 minutes of rest, making a full cycle last 110 minutes.
to determining when you need to take a break is to pay attention to your body’s signals
After a few successful days of this, set two new timers, one for 45 minutes and one for 5 minutes. Work for 45 minutes straight, and follow it up with a 5-minute break. Do one more 45-minute session, and then take your 20-minute healing break.
Finally, after a few days, you can build up to 90 minutes of uninterrupted work, and then, of course, your 20-minute healing break.

At the end of your typical 90-minute work session, how do you feel? Do you feel like you could keep chugging along without burning out? Or did you run out of steam 10 minutes ago? Or maybe it feels like just the right amount of time?
At the end of your typical 20-minute break, how do you feel? Do you feel like you need another 5 minutes before you’re ready to work? Or do you feel like you were ready 5 minutes ago? Or perhaps 20 minutes is just the right length?

how you spend your healing break?
A short break is better than no break, so even if you take only 5 minutes to chat with a coworker, that is better than nothing.
Try to avoid anything taxing, including reading and watching videos. If reading is truly the only thing that helps you relax, then go for it.
This is not meant to be nap time. Naps activate the sleep version of the rest-activity cycle, which works differently than the waking rest-activity cycle. If you are so fatigued that you need a nap, and a nap is available to you, then by all means take a nap. Jump back into the waking rest-activity cycle when you are ready.
Walking is fine if you work in a sedentary job, but find a route that is relatively free from loud distractions. Otherwise find a quiet place to sit or lie down, or remain at your desk if that is the only option.
If you are sitting, close your eyes and listen to your breath and sense your pulse. If you are walking, listen to your breath and sense your pulse but pay attention to where you are walking (you don’t want to get hit by a car). Ease into these biological rhythms.
This may feel like the beginning of a meditation, but that’s not what we are after. Here, you can allow your mind to go pretty much wherever it wants. Daydreaming and fantasizing are perfectly fine, but try to think comforting or restful thoughts. Feel free to work though any real-world challenges, but try not to get caught up in any negative emotions that may arise as a result.
Each person has their own baseline cycle duration, but this can be altered by extenuating circumstances. If for some reason you work through your healing break, that doesn’t mean you have to wait another 90 minutes before you can take your break again. Take a break whenever you can, and then perform a shorter work session the next time. Your body is adaptable and can return to baseline if you let it.

Avoid Burnout and Increase Awareness Using Ultradian Rhythms

Avoid Burnout and Increase Awareness Using Ultradian Rhythms

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jsincity Lo

13 days ago

「多數人為了逃避真正的思考,願意做任何事情。」

羅振宇的騙局!大部分知識付費其實都是大忽悠

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jsincity Lo

19 days ago

In a cluster map, we throw a topic, question, or arena down in the middle of a page, and then free associate nodes
drawing the connections and relationships between them
So one of the key learnings here is to suspend the need to solve and embrace the chaos of the system.

Here are the basic steps to doing a cluster map:
Grab a large piece of paper and some markers/pens (different colors help, as you can start to use them to explore the different elements of the system).
Start by identifying what you want to explore and writing it in the center of the page (this could be ‘education,’ ‘voter apathy,’ or ‘childhood obesity,’ for example).
Make sure everyone working on the map has a pen (this is not a scribbling experience where one person writes what others say; it should be that all people are contributing to the map).
Start to throw down everything that relates to the arena you are exploring (there is no wrong concept, word, or idea here — just free associate all the parts that make up the system).
Once you have a page full of random works/concepts/nodes, then start to draw connections between them (here is where you can create a key and use different colors to define different flows, such as ‘power’ and ‘government’).
Keep going until you have filled your page and it’s a complete mess or intermingled lines and words. Then, start to identity the key areas of interconnection and seek to define three new insights that have evolved from the exercise.

Map 2: Interconnected Circles Maps
when I want to identify the divergent parts of the problem set and find unique areas in which to develop interventions

Tools for Systems Thinkers: Systems Mapping

Tools for Systems Thinkers: Systems Mapping

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jsincity Lo

20 days ago

that 150 minutes a week of exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. That’s a little over 20 minutes a day.
non-recreational activity—work, housework, active transportation—is just as beneficial in reducing the risk for premature death and heart disease.”

You Don’t Need to ‘Work Out’ to Get the Benefits of Exercise

You Don’t Need to ‘Work Out’ to Get the Benefits of Exercise

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jsincity Lo

20 days ago

The real benefit or reading comes not from extracting bullet points from books (the “TED-ification” of modern life) but rather from digging deeper to discover connections that others cannot perceive.
Book summary apps — though (I suspect) unintended by their makers — can be used in a similar way: you can use them to discover high-signal books to be pursued for deeper reading.

1. Build a Reading List.
2. Time Filter
3. Skim
4. Read. (summary)
5. Favorite(ready to buy)

The Secret Power of Book Summary Apps

The Secret Power of Book Summary Apps

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jsincity Lo

23 days ago

⦁ the participants in the 70 decibels group (those exposed to a level of noise similar to background chatter in a coffee shop) significantly outperformed the other groups
⦁ a certain level of white noise proved the ideal background sound for creative tasks.

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

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jsincity Lo

24 days ago

⦁ Integral Theory and practice
⦁ One way to map this complexity of experiences and perspectives available to us is the four- quadrant framework that forms the backbone of integral theory (Wilber, 2007). It maps our four dimensions of experience: the individual — interior (I), the individual — exterior (IT), the collective — interior (WE), and the collective — exterior (ITS).
⦁ These four quadrants respectively address the intentional, the behavioural, the cultural and the social aspects of how we experience the world

Why do we need to think and act more systemically?

Why do we need to think and act more systemically?

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jsincity Lo

26 days ago

⦁ 在研究中受試者會高估垂直方向的距離,平均比實際高度多了三分之一到一倍之多(也高太多了吧囧),但人們對於判斷水平方向的距離基本上沒有問題。由於垂直方向的過度感知偏見,對某些人來說高處似乎更加令人害怕了。而越懼高的人越會認為垂直方向的高度比起真實來得高,如此他們的恐懼感疊加,形成一種回饋機制迴路。史蒂芬努西教授說:「許多人問我們為什麼高估高度是件好事,我說因為這是適應的現象。」
⦁ 赤腳把腳踮起來,左腳在右腳前方,雙手放在胸前,閉上眼睛,維持這個姿勢兩分鐘。聽起來很容易吧?但其實許多人只能維持幾秒鐘。 柯爾荷實驗室測出的平均數據約為 40 秒。有幾個特別厲害,能維持兩分鐘的幾個受試者,是最不怕高的。
⦁ 這些影響所呈現的種種困難:錯誤的視覺感知、身體控制不良、前庭信號衰弱、過度估算高度等等症狀的綜合,讓懼高症成為世界上最常見的恐慌症之一,平均 20 人中的就有 1 人如此。但不像對蛇、蜘蛛的恐懼,懼高症卻會讓我們產生一種怪異的反直覺效果:屈服於恐懼的根源,以及想跳下去的衝動。

當你凝視深淵,深淵也呼喚著你:在高處為何會想往下跳?

當你凝視深淵,深淵也呼喚著你:在高處為何會想往下跳?

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jsincity Lo

26 days ago

⦁ Input shapes your output
⦁ The point is that even when we think we’re not reading, we’re reading.
⦁ When we spend 20 minutes scrolling down our Facebook feed, we’re reading. When we choose to click on an enticing title from a questionable news source, we’re reading. When we browse without reason, we’re reading.

You are what you read

You are what you read

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jsincity Lo

26 days ago

⦁ a free thing isn’t really free if you don’t need it. It takes up space, which costs money. It also occupies some of your brainwidth. Eventually I realized that free doesn’t always mean free.
⦁ It’s always best to be proactive. In life, there are often default options. If you don’t consciously and deliberately choose something different, you get the default. When this happens, your life shapes you instead of you shaping your life
⦁ The road to wealth is paved with goals.
⦁ you must spend less than you earn. This is the basic law of money.
⦁ Saving must be a priority
⦁ How much you earn directly reflects what the market believes you’re worth.

My Financial Philosophy: The Core Tenets of Get Rich Slowly

My financial philosophy: The core tenets of Get Rich Slowly

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jsincity Lo

35 days ago

1)Ask questions. Listen. But don’t judge. Nobody — including you — likes to feel judged.

What I prefer to try to do is, as soon as I hear something that I don’t necessarily agree with or understand, instead of judging it my first reaction is, “Oh, that’s really fascinating. I never heard it in quite that way. Help me understand. How did you come up with that?”

Studies show people get more pleasure from talking about themselves than they do from food or money

2) Suspend Your Ego To Get People To Like You
Ego suspension is putting your own needs, wants and opinions aside. Consciously ignore your desire to be correct and to correct someone else. It’s not allowing yourself to get emotionally hijacked by a situation where you might not agree with someone’s thoughts, opinions or actions.
When people hear things that contradict their beliefs, the logical part of their mind shuts down and their brain prepares to fight.

3) How To Be A Good Listener
Stop thinking about what you’re going to say next and focus on what they’re saying right now.
Be curious and ask to hear more about what interests you.
Listening isn’t shutting up. Listening is having nothing to say. There’s a difference there. If you just shut up, it means you’re still thinking about what you wanted to say. You’re just not saying it.

4) The Best Question To Ask People
A great question I love is challenges. “What kind of challenges did you have at work this week? What kind of challenges do you have living in this part of the country? What kinds of challenges do you have raising teenagers?” Everyone has got challenges. It gets people to share what their priorities in life are at that point in time.

5) How To Make Strangers Feel At Ease
First thing: tell them you only have a minute because you’re headed out the door.

6) The Best Body Language For Building Rapport
you’ve gotta smile.
Keep that chin angle down
show a little bit of a head tilt
Keep your palms up as you’re talking
high eyebrow elevations

7) How To Deal With Someone You Don’t Trust
Don’t be hostile but be direct: ask them what they want. What are their goals in this interaction?

Here are Robin’s tips:
The single most important thing is non-judgmental validation. Seek someone else’s thoughts and opinions without judging them.
Suspend your ego. Focus on them.
Really listen, don’t just wait to talk. Ask them questions; don’t try to come up with stories to impress.
Ask people about what’s been challenging them.
Establishing a time constraint early in the conversation can put strangers at ease.
Smile, chin down, blade your body, palms up, open and upward non-verbals.
If you think someone is trying to manipulate you, clarify goals. Don’t be hostile or aggressive, but ask them to be straight about what they want.

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

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jsincity Lo

36 days ago

If your why is strong enough you will figure out how!

If you’re at mile marker 1 and your dream is at mile marker 50, you just need enough info and support to get to mile marker 3 or 4

1.A clear “check-point” (so you actually know what to do)
2.A hard and fast time-line
3.The right tools and systems
4.A support structure

“Context-based learning.” :
start by reciting a phrase and working on the pronunciation.
put into groups of two to role-play real world scenarios
1.Learn a concept
2.Practice and use that concept in a real-world scenario
3.Get coaching and feedback
Repeat
4.Get coaching and feedback

true learning involves a permanent change in how you see and act in the world. The accumulation of information isn’t learning.

1.Get a teacher
2.Repetition Until Your Learning Becomes Unconscious
2.a Repeated learning of a small set of information.
2.b Make your training progressively more difficult.
2.c Add time constraints.
2.d Practice with increasing memory load 
3. Set Specific Goals with a Hard Time Line
4. Tracking and Accountability
Clarity is what creates motivation.
Tracking is what creates awareness.
Reporting is what creates accountability.

self-regulation works in three ways:

Self-monitoring determines how well you are currently performing.
Self-evaluation determines how well you are performing comparative to your goals.
Self-reaction determines how you think and feel comparative to your goals. When you feel dissatisfied with your performance, self-reaction pushes you to reallocate your motivation resources.

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

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jsincity Lo

37 days ago

Defining a fragile long-term goal and molding yourself in its shape at all costs is no better than aimless floating. In fact, it’s worse, and there are real dangers that come with that.
The real purpose of life isn’t to force a purpose and let that guide you under all conditions, but it’s to continuously redefine what it means to be better tomorrow than you are today.
how do we find meaningful pursuits?
A better question to ask is, “Given my current situation, what way of life do I not want?”
As you think, you will find yourself with a list of things that you are not willing to tolerate, and that will direct you onto a more certain path towards the few things that are reasonable.
Once you accept the life you’re not willing to tolerate, you can take your pick out of the few possibilities left over and dedicate yourself to them as 6-month to 2-year long projects.
Rather than molding yourself to a rigid goal, you mold the goal to an ideal way of life.

Hunter S. Thompson: How to Find Purpose in Your Life

Hunter S. Thompson: How to Find Purpose in Your Life

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jsincity Lo

39 days ago

For most nonfiction readers, the main role of reading is improving your model of the world to more accurately reflect reality so that you can make better decisions.
The reason for reading a book is not to be able to spit back facts at a cocktail party — it’s to shape the way you think.
The experience that changed how I read books was a tarot card reading.

The candle problem presents the following task: Affix a candle to a wall (or a cork board) and light it in such a way that the candle wax won’t drip onto the table below. To do so, one may use only:
The candle
A box of matches
A box of thumbtacks
The solution that does work is to empty the box of thumbtacks, use the thumbtacks to nail the box to the wall, put the candle into the box, and light the candle with a match.

It’s hard to step back and see the orthoganal approach of using the box to hold the cand.
However, if the task is presented with the thumbtacks piled next to the box (rather than inside it), virtually all of the participants figure out the optimal solution.

The materials don’t change, but the presentation of the materials makes it easier to think about them in a new way.
A random question can generate new possibilities you never considered, because it helps you think about the problem in a new way.
Albert Einstein was once asked: “If you have one hour to save the world, how would you spend that hour?”
He replied, “I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and then five minutes solving it.”
tarot cards way:
In much the same way as tarot cards do, reading books helps me better understand and define problems. It allows me to take orthogonal approaches to traditional problems that often yield more elegant solutions.
I will read (or reread) books on marketing when I am putting together marketing campaigns, not because there is new information to learn, but because the four or five hours I spend reading will give me way more ideas than if I just sit down and stare at a computer screen to try and write a marketing plan from scratch.
When you read to think instead of read to remember, it changes the way you take and use your notes.
highlighting and taking notes helps me process the information and make connections, but I rarely go back to review everything. It’s just another way to help me think orthogonally.
The way to know if you learned something from a book is not by how well you can consciously recall individual facts, it’s how that book shaped how you think.

Everything You’ve Been Taught About How To Read a Book Is Wrong

Everything You’ve Been Taught About How To Read a Book Is Wrong

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jsincity Lo

46 days ago

Not only is this approach way more fun, but it works really, really well. It keeps you reading. It keeps you interested. And in the words of Nassim Taleb, “Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”

Thus, paradoxically, as you read more books, your pile of unread books will get larger, not smaller. That’s because your curiosity will grow with every great read.

Why You Shouldn’t Slog Through Books

Why You Shouldn’t Slog Through Books

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jsincity Lo

46 days ago

Not only is this approach way more fun, but it works really, really well. It keeps you reading. It keeps you interested. And in the words of Nassim Taleb, “Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”

Thus, paradoxically, as you read more books, your pile of unread books will get larger, not smaller. That’s because your curiosity will grow with every great read.

Not only is this approach way more fun, but it works really, really well. It keeps you reading. It keeps you interested. And in the words of Nassim Taleb, “Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”

Thus, paradoxically, as you read more books, your pile of unread books will get larger, not smaller. That’s because your curiosity will grow with every great read.

Why You Shouldn’t Slog Through Books

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jsincity Lo

48 days ago

lucky people score significantly higher on extroversion. They smile twice as often and engage in more eye contact.
Unlucky people, on the other hand, scored twice as high on neuroticism.
While anxiety helps us focus on a task, it also blinds us to other opportunities.
unlucky people miss out on prospects because they're too busy worrying about one thing.
To increase your luck, you can practice what the "luck school" participants did:
Keep an open mind (and pair of eyes).
Look on the positive side.
Do something out of the ordinary this week.: Stepping outside your boundary increases the likelihood of a lucky break.

A psychologist explains how lucky people differ from unlucky people

A psychologist explains how lucky people differ from unlucky people

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jsincity Lo

51 days ago

how often do we find ourselves so focused on doing the things we feel responsible for, that we have no time for the things that we actually want to do?

Your struggles will differ, but we’ll each have our own lists of shoulds and wants — the things we do out of a sense of responsibility, and the things that we do because they make us happy and excited.
When we say yes to doing the things we feel responsible for, we implicitly say no to other activities that we want to do or that make us happy or that bring us closer to our dreams.
One practice that I’ll do to open up those new possibilities is to write down a list of the activities that I want to do more of or start doing.
Over-optimize in any particular direction, and we end up in a bad place.

How to Create Time and Space for What You Want to Do

How to Create Time and Space for What You Want to Do

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jsincity Lo

52 days ago

Anytime I start my day with junk food for the brain, the quality of the day goes down. I’m less happy, focused, and productive. I spend a ton of time on the internet and don’t get any real work done.
If we start our days by checking email, instagram, or the internet, we keep reinforcing the behavior of distraction until it becomes our new habit.
I did 20 minutes of meditation
I did almost an hour of reading
I wrote in my journal for 30 minutes
When I turned on my computer, I blocked distractions and started writing.

Starting Your Day on the Internet Is Damaging Your Brain

Starting Your Day on the Internet Is Damaging Your Brain

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jsincity Lo

52 days ago

here’s a new model to leverage the abundance of information to enhance your creative output.
1. Filter the information through a Lens of Your Most Important Questions
begins by asking good questions.
A good question question is not concerned with a correct answer.
Reflect on the topics that currently interest you the most, and then make a list of your “Most Important Questions”. These are a list of questions based on your problems.
ex
How do I live a life that’s on Purpose?
How do I Organize the systems in my business so that the emergent properties are purpose, happiness & growth?
How can I organize my day so that I’m automatically productive?
How do I set up my work-space so that creativity emerges naturally?
How can cryptocurrency replace money?
Surf the internet through the lens of your most important questions.
2. Generate Novel Insights by exploring diverse & rich sources of information
my biggest wins happened when I took the step into the unknown.
What is a new experience you could have that would be very different from your normal experience?
What are you fearful of doing?
What sources of information do you disagree with?
3. Complete (Small) Projects to integrate the learning
Real learning happens when you take action
It doesn’t have to be a large project, even something small will do.

A Mental Model to Leverage Information Overload as Creative Fuel for Problem Solving

A Mental Model to Leverage Information Overload as Creative Fuel for Problem Solving

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jsincity Lo

54 days ago

What use is it to read all these books if I remember so little from them?
Such fears are unfounded.
for the book-lover, what better gift is there than forgetfulness?
What we get from books is not just a collection of names, dates and events stored in our minds like files in a computer. Books also change, via our mental models, the very reality that we perceive.
“Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of. It works, but you don’t know why.”
When something leaps at me, there’s a good chance it’s important. So I make a note in the margin of the page. This is an act of conversation with the author, and the very act of doing so creates a connection in my mind which, in turn, updates the models in my head.
“A good book gets better at the second reading. A great book at the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading.” -Nassim Taleb
The same book would get compiled differently at different points in your life.
where having to do something again is a sign you did it wrong the first time.
And when you have moved rapidly through many topics, select one to ponder that day and digest.”

It’s Okay to “Forget” What You Read

It’s Okay to “Forget” What You Read

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jsincity Lo

54 days ago

If your life feels out-of-whack or out-of-balance, you’re likely avoiding the very thing you should be doing. It’s only in doing that thing that you’ll regain balance and peace. Avoidance leads to busyness and distraction.

1. Have a weekly reflection and planning session
Try asking yourself the following questions:
· Who did I not meet this week that I should have?
· What did I not do?
· What did I miss?
· What should I tighten up?

2. At the end of each day, make your game plan for tomorrow
Having a plan eliminates the burden of choice.

3. Focus on today, not tomorrow
take a minute or two to outline your next day. Then, forgot about it until tomorrow morning.

4. Three month energy cycles
· Your vision (your WHY) = 10–25 years’ out
· Your long-term goals (AKA your wild guess) = 36 months’ out
· Your actual goals (AKA your realistic game plan) = the next 90 days
Framing your goals in three month increments gives you a clear and realistic future to sprint toward.

5. Organize yourself
Clean up your finances.
Clean up how you use your time.
Clean up your relationships.

6. Always choose the harder right or “higher road”
consistently making better choices is the only way to get momentum
Don’t worry about the output when you’re trying to build momentum. Instead, just get yourself to do whatever you feel you need to do.

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

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jsincity Lo

55 days ago

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

The Need For A Powerfully Transformative Keystone Habit
“keystone” habit?—?which tightly locks all of your other habits in place
“small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives.”

most people wake up and immediately check their phone or email.
we’ve become addicted to reactively being guided by other people’s agendas
On the other hand, wakes up and immediately writes in his journal for 30 minutes.

Journaling Accelerates Your Ability To Manifest Your Goals
end of the workday journal session need not be as long as the morning session.
The higher quality your recovery, the more potent and powerful your creative sessions will be.

Journaling Generates Clarity And Congruence
You’ll see crystal-clearly what needs to be removed and what should be included in your life.
Journaling is a beautiful and powerful facilitator of self-discovery
journaling improves your ability to make small and large decisions along the way

Journaling Clears Your Emotions
writing in your journal reduces stress.

Journaling Ingrains Your Learning
writing something down increases brain development and memory.

Journaling Increases Your Gratitude
Even if you start a journal session in a bad mood,
the insight writing brings has a subtle way of shifting your mind towards gratitude.

Journaling Unfolds The Writer In You

If you can’t think of what to write, try writing about minute details of your day or recent history

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

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jsincity Lo

57 days ago

In fitness, you push yourself to your limits during a workout and then allow adequate time for rest and recovery.

It is during the rest and recovery that you actually experience the benefits of your exercise.

If you don’t allow for adequate rest and recovery, then your workout efforts are wasted.
Not only are they wasted,
but your future workouts won’t be as good,
because you won’t be rested or getting stronger. You’ll plateau.

Similarly, your body needs rest and reset cycles from digesting food.
This occurs in the form of fasting. When you fast for 18+ hours from digesting food, your body is given the space for recovery.
If you never give your body space to recover and reset, then you miss out on countless benefits.

That’s why taking 30+ minutes to get out of your regular environment and preparing yourself mentally is key.

Meditation is for getting clear on what you want, and ultimately, about living a better life.
Recording your history is a crucial component of journal writing.

A key component of writing big-picture is that it reconnects you with your “why.”
It’s very easy to lose sight of your why during your daily routine and busyness
Additionally, there is a huge difference between “means” goals and “ends” goals.
And your ends goals are the things that truly matter to you.

But the journaling portion is where you solidify, clarify, affirm, and strategize your insights, goals, and plans.
Journaling makes the other keystone activities 10X or 100X more powerful.
If you’re not using your journal daily, then your meditation, visualization, and prayer will be far, far less effective.

Thus, fitness and creative projects are great morning activities.
However, nothing should come before priming yourself into the state of being you plan to operate from for that day.
Here’s where meditation and journaling come in.
This morning journaling session only needs to be 5–15 minutes.

I usually briefly review and revise my plans made the evening before.
Another thing you can do in your morning journal session is write about the ideas you have.

You do this by writing your goals and dreams down in the affirmative every single day.
Your brain is very creative and your subconscious mind is very susceptible first thing in the morning.

How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My Goals

How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My Goals

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

59 days ago

A Moveable Feast(流動的饗宴)
Rabbit, Run(兔子四部曲)
Bright Lights, Big City(如此燦爛,這個城市)
Catch-22(第22條軍規)

My Dog Reviews 10 Great Books He’s Eaten

My Dog Reviews 10 Great Books He’s Eaten

artplusmarketing.com

jsincity Lo

77 days ago

UNPHAT instead:

Don’t even start considering solutions until you Understand the problem. Your goal should be to “solve” the problem mostly within the problem domain, not the solution domain.
eNumerate multiple candidate solutions. Don’t just start prodding at your favorite!
Consider a candidate solution, then read the Paper if there is one.
Determine the Historical context in which the candidate solution was designed or developed.
Weigh Advantages against disadvantages. Determine what was de-prioritized to achieve what was prioritized.
Think! Soberly and humbly ponder how well this solution fits your problem. What fact would need to be different for you to change your mind? For instance, how much smaller would the data need to be before you’d elect not to use Hadoop?

You Are Not Google

blog.bradfieldcs.com

jsincity Lo

79 days ago

講得像是要什麼原力平衡一樣
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注意力選擇的練習
注意力有分很多種
依神經學經核磁共振影像分析分為:
內在注意力,外在注意力,其他也就是
自我的注意力,對他人的注意力,及外在其他東西吸引我們的注意力
三種注意力需到一種平衡,因為
a failure to focus inward leaves you rudderless,
a failure to focus on others renders you clueless,
and a failure to focus outward may leave you blindsided.

這篇文章主要講的是內在注意力的增強
方法有三
1.主動脫離讓我們分心的物品
2.努力抗拒讓我們分心的物品
3.努力專心於我們所要完成的事物並幻想完成之後會有多美好

對於他人注意力的增強主要是發展同情心與同理心

對外界事物的注意是我們發展創造力及擬定戰略的重要能力

當專心對上分心時我們的腦子發生著甚麼樣的變化呢?
以系統1及系統2來解釋:
系統1為反射神經,他是用來服務分心的
系統2服務專注力,但他需要用到意志力
意志力向肌肉一樣可以訓練,但他也很脆弱,不能指望你想用就用得到他
另外,注意力是一種消耗

1.盡量減少外在的分心刺激
2.訓練你的注意力肌肉
a.注意呼吸
b.重組你那些漸漸飄離的想法
c.放開你目前的想法
d.重新注意你的呼吸
當你漸漸喪失注意力時,重複上面四個步驟
從專分十分鐘開始練習
3.練習冥想
4.把你的手機放到隔壁房間
研究指出,既使你把手機關機了放在身邊還是會導致分心
因為[努力不去想]這件事也用掉了你的認知能量

How to Avoid Focus-Stealing Traps

How to Avoid Focus-Stealing Traps

medium.com

jsincity Lo

80 days ago

別用嘴投票,用腳投票的論證
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Your life speaks for itself.
Your life and your environment are a reflection of your desires.
Willpower is for people who haven’t made up their minds.
everything you have in your life is what you want

Acceptance is the first step to commitment.
Until these outward manifestations occur, the internal shift has not occurred.

Sometimes, you need to literally remove yourself from your environment and routine to reset yourself.

True learning always occurs in an experiential way

Just like creativity rarely happens while sitting at your desk,
deep and transformational learning will rarely happen within the confines of your cushy and comfortable routine.

When was the last time you had completely uninhibited self-expression?

If it’s normal, it’s average. If it’s average, it’s probably closer to mediocre than you really want to be.

Mediocrity is a Virus. Here’s How to Banish it from Your Life.

Mediocrity is a Virus. Here’s How to Banish it from Your Life.

medium.com

jsincity Lo

80 days ago

這篇真的很妙,就伍迪艾倫嘲諷的文句他也可以講出那麼一大段那麼正向的習慣來。
看了不免讓人覺得你也太靠北了吧這個小老頭當初講這話的時候絕對不是這個意思啊~~
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這篇最主要就是講
1.要將你的發散的慾望轉成可達成的,明確的目標
2.然後成天炫耀你達成目標的進度,成天!讓你達成目標的步調成為一種習慣

習慣有兩種好處,
1.累積你達成目標的身體條件
2.增進你的達成目標自我效率

所謂的自我效率就是,當你完成目標時所能有雍有的資源有多少,你的每日習慣裡所完成的每一件微小的事情都將成為你達成你目標的資源。

最後,我還是覺得這種亂轉換人家言論文本脈絡的能力好可怕,不管是好的還是壞的方面來說

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The process of going from fuzzy aspirations to goals is something worth paying attention to in itself.
Moving from Goal to Habit
Once you get clear on your goal and what you have to do to hit that goal, show up every day. Start developing a habit.

First, habits allow you to chip away at larger goals and develop the mental and physical conditioning required to take your functioning to a higher level.
Second, and more subtly, habits which successfully play to your productive strength increase your sense of self-efficacy.
Self-efficacy is the ability to see yourself as capable of accomplishing things in the world.

You Have to Show Up. Every. Day.

You Have to Show Up. Every. Day.

medium.com

jsincity Lo

87 days ago

‘We are all storytellers, and we are the stories we tell

I am not a story

aeon.co

jsincity Lo

87 days ago

1.Start by reframing the situation
telling yourself to calm down can actually backfire
people who reframed their anxiety as excitement performed better than those who tried to bury it with calmness.
Both stress and excitement are characterized by high arousal levels and a low sense of control.
叫自己冷靜下來是適得其反的,跟著人來瘋搞不好會好一點
2.See stress as a challenge, not a burden
轉換情境,試著假裝自己在打電動而不是上刑場
3.Build a new track for your mind
“The more you ski down a path, the easier it is to go down that path and not another.”
The goal is to step back and ground your thoughts in reality.
we write down our thoughts and identify what specifically triggered them
寫下自己焦慮的原因並分析它的來源有助於我們重組緊張地場景
4.And if that doesn’t work? Take it to the extreme.
You think your work is bad? Tell yourself it’s the worst.
Tell yourself that there’s never been a worse writer/designer/developer than you
and that you’re lucky they don’t toss you out to sea just to make the world a better place.
如果都沒有用,那就設想最壞的情況是怎樣,最好是壞到自己會笑出來˙(這不就是瘋了嗎??)

How to turn stress and panic into productivity

How to turn stress and panic into productivity

medium.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

日常作業的謳歌
Seeming to do is not doing.
“Efficiency is doing better what’s already being done,” says Peter F. Drucker.
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”
Discipline is hard—harder than trustworthiness and skill and perhaps even than selflessness
紀律是最困難的,它難過於誠信,技能,甚至是無私,那是一種演化上的缺陷(又是演化缺陷!),如果我們太過於固定,在大草原上,我們就死了!

The best routines, I’ve found are created on purpose.
It(routine) negates the need to regularly schedule your days ahead of time.
他所認為最好的routine是帶有目的性的routine,它甚至能節省你安排一天的時間,讓你的慣性去安排時間

然後謳歌就暢玩了,現在來說一些別的
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to do everything from every productivity philosophy to benefit from them.
Use existing ideas to build your own system. Pick and choose from multiple philosophies, and put your own spin on them.
there is no one-size-fits-all productivity system.
別迷信建立routine系統的聖杯,沒有那種東西
多看,多嘗試,去蕪存菁,製造你自己系統的聖杯,不要甚麼都要伸手要懶人包,懶人包是給懶人用的,做一個你自己的懶人包
It’s important to note that none of these systems are “standalone.” They can all be combined with other productivity systems, tools, and apps.
Once you try a system for at least thirty days, you’re free to stick with it or try something different.
多嘗試,別執著於選擇一整套系統,一個系統你嘗試了三十天後大抵上你就知道他們的利弊了,留著那些對你來說是有幫助的,繼續執行,或嘗試一些新的,搞不好新的系統也有些對你有幫助

別執著於王道,真的,這世上沒有這種東西

Instead of Finding the Perfect Productivity System, Build a System You Can Stick To

Instead of Finding the Perfect Productivity System, Build a System You Can Stick To

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

Instead of Finding the Perfect Productivity System, Build a System You Can Stick To

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

我一直以為效率就是加快速度而已耶~~~

Efficiency is doing better what’s already being done

Instead of Finding the Perfect Productivity System, Build a System You Can Stick To

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

想要去做就是沒在做

Seeming to do is not doing.

Instead of Finding the Perfect Productivity System, Build a System You Can Stick To

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

所謂的費曼技術,其實有點像divide and conquer,一件大專案分解成很多細小的你知道的知識,而要如何將這些小知識年合起來就是你所不知道的,你必須去學的知識

所需步驟如下:
1. Identify the subject
寫下你對這個topic所知道的所有事情

2. 把它們講解給小孩子聽
若你無法把你所知道的事情坐在一趟電梯裡的時間講清楚(因為小孩的耐心大概也就那麼點),那你就不是真的知道這件事情
若你無法把你所知道的知識講給小孩子聽懂,你就不是真的很了解這件事(就是不知道重點在哪裡)

3.Identify your knowledge gaps
也就是那些對於這個topic你還不知道的事,你必須知道你到底不知道些什麼,寫下來,運用你的資源去學習他

4. Organize + simplify + Tell a story
組織所有你知道的及你學到的知識後,把它們講成一個故事,把它唸出來,講這個故事給你的同事,你的朋友,你身邊的人聽,你的吞吐及結巴會告訴你這個故事有哪裡還欠缺思考周全

將問題轉變為依據讓中學生也聽得懂的話

Learning From the Feynman Technique

Learning From the Feynman Technique

medium.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

1.Start with the author
2.Read the title, the subtitle, the front flap, and the table of contents.
What’s the big-picture argument of the book? How is that argument laid out?
3.Read the introduction and the conclusion.
introduction: tell you how they plan to get there
conclusion: what they hope you got out of it
4.Read/skim each chapter
Read the first sentence of each paragraph and the last. If you get the meaning, move on. Otherwise, you may want to read the whole paragraph
5.End with the table of contents again.
Once you’ve finished the book, return to the table of contents and summarize it in your head.

Attempt to Read a Book Every Week (It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think)

Attempt to Read a Book Every Week (It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think)

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

And I don’t aim to read every page. I look out for the most important ideas in each book. Ideas that can advance my long-term goals.

Attempt to Read a Book Every Week (It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think)

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

95 days ago

人生苦短,需選擇成性

Life is too short to read books you don’t really want to read

Attempt to Read a Book Every Week (It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think)

journal.thriveglobal.com

jsincity Lo

97 days ago

1.寫下你的一百個想做事情
論大小,不管是妄想與否
分成三類:
- 那些我需要學習到技能才能做得
- 那些我馬上就能做的
- 那些我需要時間才能作的
2. 建立你的技能表
找個電子表格,在你的主要願望中,列出你所需的技能,所有你想像得到你需要的技能,這個表格只需要有四列
a.一列表示你所需要的技能
b.一列表示你達到這些技能所需的所有資源,像是課程,金錢等等
c.一列表示你的行動計劃
d.一列表示你的行動進度,你離你列出來的進度的實際距離

3.馬上行動
找張紙寫出你現在就可完成的計畫,安個預計完成日,找個日曆,把它們塞進去,把去完成它,不論多小,完成一項計畫步驟會給予你完成其他計畫步驟地動力

4.那些你需要時間的計畫
記錄你每天花在每一項工作的時間
產生自己的time log
試著改進他

每天把你的這四個步驟拿出來聞一聞,而不要把你的時間浪費在聞穿過的襪子身上

How To Invest In Yourself.

How To Invest In Yourself.

medium.com

jsincity Lo

97 days ago

A project for the biggest asshole you’ll ever work for — yourself.

How To Invest In Yourself.

medium.com

jsincity Lo

100 days ago

當現在越來越接近時,其在我們腦中的價值將遠遠大於未來,因為未來的事情誰知道啊~

this occurs more when the delay is closer to the present than the future

Hyperbolic discounting: Why you make terrible life choices

medium.com

jsincity Lo

100 days ago

雙曲貼現:避免從事一些短期內需要付出成本但要長期才看得到效益的活動,像是鍛鍊,運動
因為系統一不想那麼多,想那麼多很耗能

Hyperbolic discounting

Hyperbolic discounting: Why you make terrible life choices

medium.com

jsincity Lo

100 days ago

1. Find time by cutting back on junk reading
Now if I’m not enjoying a book, I quit and move on to the next one.
2. Create a distraction-free reading environment
3. Track what you read
4. Your next book should always be waiting
5. Record the knowledge you’ve gained
大抵就是
1. 把你閱讀垃圾資訊的時間拿來讀書
2.創造一個不被打擾的環境
3.記錄你閱讀過後的書籍
4.羅列你的待閱讀清單
5.寫下你的心得感想

How I Read More Books

How I Read More Books

kennorton.com

jsincity Lo

103 days ago

The best way to read quickly is to read lots. And lots. And to have started a long time ago. Then maybe you know what is coming in the current book.

讀書不是愛讀就行,它也需要技術:寫一個好讀書筆記的四個層次

thenewslens.com

jsincity Lo

103 days ago

用心智圖做筆記真的沒用

讀書不是愛讀就行,它也需要技術:寫一個好讀書筆記的四個層次

thenewslens.com

jsincity Lo

103 days ago

「幽默是智力過剩的體現」,想法也只在頻寬過剩的時候才會冒出來。只有當你讀第二遍的時候,你才能氣定神閒地發表意見。第一遍讀是為了陷進去,第二遍讀是為了跳出來。

讀書不是愛讀就行,它也需要技術:寫一個好讀書筆記的四個層次

thenewslens.com

jsincity Lo

103 days ago

我們在分析脈絡的時候要忽略故事,分析完脈絡再把故事帶走。

讀書不是愛讀就行,它也需要技術:寫一個好讀書筆記的四個層次

thenewslens.com

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