How to set good (useful) goals

How to set yourself up for success by playing with the way you frame goals Example #1 Goal version 1: do 30 mins of cardio session, then take a cold shower. X Not so fun. Goal version 2: heat my body up enough to be able to enjoy the cold shower. √ Motivated and enjoyed…

Being a real Pro: Part 1: Pros don’t play hurt.

A couple of days ago I found myself procrastinating. I kept on going back to my phone, compulsively scrolling through the stream of tweets and news about COVID-19. It was particularly frustrating because my mind was super clear that day. But instead of spending it productively. I squandered it just like that. I was able…

Being a real Pro: Part 2: What is “The Resistance” and Why We Can Overcome it By “Turning Pro”

Resistance is one of the most useful mental models I ever picked up. Steven Pressfield first coined this term in his book, The War of Art. https://medium.com/the-mission/steven-pressfield-how-to-go-from-amateur-to-turning-pro-be44c794a73b “Every time you want to go from a lower level to a higher level — becoming an entrepreneur, get in better shape, meditate, be an artist — the…

Brick by Boring Brick

So. I’ve been constipated, metaphorically. Haven’t been publishing anything for the past….. 6 months? And it has been causing low-key stress and anxiety, gnawing away. I want to get things out there. I want to ship. It’s not that I haven’t been writing or researching or thinking about anything. It’s just that I haven’t published…

Life Cheatsheet

I can sum up the past three years of my life into three core themes: The world makes a lot more sense. Gaining a more complete description of reality. I’ve come to understand myself a lot better. Noticing and disarming the unconscious mechanisms preventing me from experiencing and seeing reality as it is. Life is…