May 10, 2020
task jumping and multi-tasking

Task Jumping: Your worst nightmare!

How many browsers do you have open on your computer at any one time? How many websites or apps on your phone? How many unfinished tasks […]
May 7, 2020
Attention Contamination

Attention Contamination

If you think about it, our attention is the only thing we truly own in our lives. Our possessions can go away. Our bodies can be […]
April 14, 2020
How our environment shapes our thinking

How our environment shapes our thinking

How our environment shapes our thinking As we experience different stimuli from our external world, all the sensory data the brain and the mind are processing […]
April 9, 2020
Inner arguments

Inner arguments

Have you ever had an argument with someone… in your head? These arguments in your head can even be with people you’ve never met before. You have no actual idea of what they would say in real life.
April 7, 2020
Doubt avoidance

Doubt avoidance

It’s counterproductive for a prey animal that is threatened by a predator to take a long time in deciding what to do. Charlie Munger, Poor Charlie’s […]
April 6, 2020
Disliking or hating tendency

The tendency to hate or dislike

The disliking or hating tendency is the inverse of the loving or liking tendency. Life is too short to do business with people you don’t like. […]
April 5, 2020
The tendency to like or love

The tendency to like or love

Admiration also causes or intensifies liking or love. With this “feedback mode” in place, the consequences are often extreme, sometimes even causing deliberate self-destruction to help […]
April 3, 2020
The hard thing about hard things

The hard thing about hard things

The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare.
April 2, 2020
Wasting the gift leisure time

Wasting the gift of leisure

The energy that could be used to focus on complex goals, to provide for enjoyable growth, is squandered on patterns of stimulation that only mimic reality.