How to solve any life problem: the athlete theory to life

It's easy to solve your life problems. But life problems feel hard, so we expect a complicated solution. The only hard thing about solving life problems is keeping them solved (or habits). CONCLUSION: Think of yourself as an athlete, not a scientist. It's easy to solve your life problems. Most of the secrets to solving … Continue reading How to solve any life problem: the athlete theory to life

The paradox of perfectionism: the value of sucking

Imagine you're an amateur singer about to go on stage for your first-ever performance. You're really nervous. You want to sound good. You want people to like you. If you're a perfectionist though, you can end up psyching yourself out so much wanting to sound good that your nerves get the best of you. Your voice cracks up, you can't hold a note, you sing out of tune, you forget your words. You're so nervous about doing good that you end up doing badly...

On getting your hands dirty

There's 7 billion people in the world. Each person makes 100s of decisions every day. That's 700 billion+ decisions bumping up against one another, shaping and reshaping buildings, cities, businesses, governments, families, relationships. In this single moment that you're reading this post, anything and everything could be happening in the world all at once. The moment you step into the world, you will feel that messiness...

On vulnerability

Being vulnerable is about being unfiltered in the expression of your feelings and thoughts. When you're sad, when you're happy, when you have a burning thought, you express it. However, being vulnerable doesn't mean being an asshole who spews out profanities or crude comments or viciousness. Being vulnerable,Β or true unfiltered expression, is calm because your feelings and thoughts flow cleanly out. There's no mental acrobatics required...