Similar to this epic thread over at LessWrong.
I'll begin: Intermittent Fasting.
Right now I'm supposed to be working on an e-book I'm writing. It depends heavily on interviews with other people and I find myself dragging my feet. It's like I have a mental fog, the way forward seems very vague and unknown. In short: I don't know what the next action is and I can't seem to find the focus/energy/headspace to figure it out.
Knowing that next actions have a way of appearing when you do stuff, I've decided to set an arbitrary but quantified goal. I will reach out to 10 people today and ask if they want to help me with my book. Doing so will force me to take action and see opportunities. And it will get my mind into clarification mode automatically.
It's a very random approach but we'll see if it produces any results.
Voice 1 tells me to go for the stars. Voice 2 tells me I'm not good enough.
Voice 1 speaks of unbreakable self-worth. Voice 2 is a fickle status whore.
Let's discuss Bitcoin.
I got into the market like a month ago and I'm sure I'm not the only marshallite who's fascinated by this new tech?
Just read it already. And let's all add "TOM level" to our meme pool, shall we?
Taking in a bunch of info is fun and great, whether it's from blogs, podcasts, audiobooks, whatever.
Here's a few off the top of my head:
This article is brilliant and should be read by all: bookofhook.blogspot.com/2013/03/smart-guy-productivity-pitfalls.html
Then, read these:
Something I've been wanting to do is to put together a proper morning routine. I want to field test a bunch of things to see what works for me.
This guy has some cool ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PliFBr__T7Y
Jason Shen takes cold showers every moning.
What are you guys doing currently? What's some cool ideas?
It may seem obvious that you should try to lift up your friends, but are you LIVING it every day?
Are you sometimes being a crypto-crab because you can't stand the ego blow of your friends rising up in life?
Are you 100% always cheering your friends on to achieve more? Are you actively helping them find opportunities? Are you being ever-vigilant in pointing out their follies and mistakes? Would you never for a second entertain the thought of letting your friends stagnate at a comfortable level?
Selfishness is often a good motivator in life, so what is a selfish reason to help your friends?
Remember the old adage that you are the average of your 5 closest friends?