Deliberate practice

Unfortunately, I’m not very gifted with the talent of being attentive. I often wish I could be better at it. I can improve in my personal life, by being attentive on asking how a certain event was, or bringing home a present on a specific occasion. Or at work, where for example it’s appreciated when you wish a colleague good luck on the day of a big presentation.

I almost always think about doing these things, but somehow never at the right time.…

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The motivation cycle

Another insightful one from Mark Mansons’ book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. In fact, he claims it took him eight years to sink in, but it’s perhaps the most important thing he ever learned in life:

Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.

Mark Manson

As he writes, most of us commit to action only if we feel a certain level of motivation. And we feel motivation only when we feel enough emotional inspiration.…

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Everything is a choice

This is a bit of a controversial one. I recently read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (affiliate link) by Mark Manson.  The book is full of interesting pseudo scientific wisdom, so probably more posts will follow from this one.

One interesting position is the idea that everything is a choice. In life, a lot of unhappiness, fear and stress comes from not making choices. Or the fear of what the consequences of making a choice might be.…

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