When you have a goal, you’re often told to make steady, incremental progress towards it. But what if you have no idea what change you want to make?
There’s a rule I’ve come up with over the last couple of years: if you want an accurate prediction for what’s going to happen, ask someone who’s not emotionally invested in the outcome.
One question to help you make better, easier choices – and to understand the choices of others.
Although it seems obvious that we do things because we like them, I believe we might have it backwards: we actually like things because we do them.
Because I’m one of the first people ever to have fathered a child, I feel a heavy weight of responsibility to pass on wry anecdotes and unsolicited advice – just in case this “parenting” thing ever catches on with humanity at large.
Save time and energy by ignoring your responsibilities. Strategically, of course.
Summary: The brain is weird.
Why you shouldn’t let me join your pub quiz team, but I’m a lot happier for it.
My secret for building relationships with very busy people. Don’t use it for evil…
A whole decade ago, Paul Graham wrote an article called Keep Your Identity Small. I believe it’s one of the most important ideas that hardly anyone knows about. The idea is once you make something part of your identity, you’ll be strongly resistant to changing it. People can never have a fruitful argument about something