Surprise yourself.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Embrace boredom.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Read slowly & re-read.Source: Mise Mé Féin
There is always an excuse.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Counter bad / convenient excuses with better reasons.
Minimize distractions.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Ruthlessly unsubscribe.
- Control the flow (e.g. configure devices to only manually retrieve e-mail, only check email at certain times, etc.
- Disable 90% of alerts, especially on peripherals.
Live somewhere awesome.Source: Jason Custer
Maximize retention.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- (Almost) always take notes.
- Spaced repetition.
- Deliberate practice.
Optimize investment of time.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Avoid time sucks (parallels control the flow).
- Train yourself to automatically disengage from marketing materials.
- Skip introductions - or read them last.
- Ignore and do not consume media with partisan, misleading, or click-bait titles...unlessing you're actively working to debunk misinformation.
Trust that it will all come together.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- All knowledge is unified (see above): it just takes time (and mental preparation) to make the connections.
- Reject AEP hyper-competitive conditioning: it's not about speed it's about retention.
- You are smarter and more capable than you think.
Be sure you understand the text / author first, then try to move beyond it / them.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Curb and question your impulse to "stockpile" books, music, and other media.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Reinforces rule regarding optimizing time and avoiding time sucks.
- Buying / having is not the same time as understanding, appreciating, or doing.
- Capture and track these sorts of tasks in a tool and tackle at a set time for spaced intervals.
- Aim to eventually automate as many of these tasks as possible.
Program or be programmed.Source: Douglas Rushkoff
When you're feeling self-pity, envy, sadness, or anger ACT.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Action is the antidote to these feelings.
- Action is what changes and improves your situation over time.
- "Anger is an energy."
Write it down now because you won't remember it later.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Learn more now, as patiently and thoroughly as possible, in order to do more, as skillfully and gracefully as possible, later.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Ask for help the right way when you need it.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Be clear and concise.
- Include all relevent details in your "ask".
To avoid an achievement plateau, discipline must increase, not diminish, with success.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Prioritize sources of information with high analytic and intellectual value.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Create systems, not goals.Source: Steven Handel
Recognize your biases and avoid them; it's easier than eliminating them altogether.Source: Mise Mé Féin
First see the circle.Source: Scott Young
Discover music through tracks but appreciate music through albums.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Never engage in this kind of online behavior myself!
Systematically ignore or mute posts in my feeds with words like 'thrilled', 'blessed', 'passionate', 'so excited', 'amazing' etc.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- I will know about significant milestones in my friends' and family members' lives long before they're posted on social media.
- Everything shared by everyone else is (almost) always variations on the BetterLifeThanYoursbook approach to "sharing" online. Focusing on any of this invariably knocks me off task.
There's always more you can read, listen to, consume, absorb, etc.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Accept this fact.
- Curate and consume wisely.
- Be humble.
- Be skeptical about the value of short-form writing.
- Move on!
Avoid things that appear learned but are, in fact, journalistic.Source: Nassim Taleb
- Explore robust series of facts rather than outsized personalities, famous biographies, or accounts of great events.
Hope with your body if you cannot hope with your mind.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Remember that you are no longer "back there" and that there are other ways forward, especially now.Source: Mise Mé Féin
It's OK to make mistakes; just don't make stupid ones.Source: Anonymous
- "A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in light of the information available until that point."
- "For the robust, an error is information."
One day, this year or maybe the next, you'll be somewhere else. So enjoy yourself now.Source: Ron Swanson
Never leave a good time for a better one.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Sometimes people change. Sometimes people don't. Regularly review your ideas about others to make sure you're in touch with who's really in front of you. When possible, desirable, and safe, give people an opportunity to change your mind about them.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Listen more than you speak.Source: Mo Seanathair
(Almost) never create a tool without hooking it into a process.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Move slowly. Notice things.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Contra Facebook and convention "wisdom" re: how best to organize life on and off the job.
- Thought of this in connection with apps, web tools, etc. Taking the time to work through, observe the UX, explore features, and learn hacks around little problems (e.g. how to convert an e-mail to PDF without losing hyperlinks).
Whenever possible and ethical, look for or create and maintain processes that iterate and compound.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Do the workout / exercise routine you like the least first.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Learned this the hard way through my core exercise routine!
Some part of your investment portfolio should align with products and services that you regularly use (e.g Lawry's salt, post-it notes).Source: The Motley Fool
Only use one delivery channel / vector for data unless you have a compelling reason to use more than one.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Reduces needless duplication, further optimizes investment of time, and minimizes process drag.
- Remember to think about and clarify why you're using a specific delivery channel.
Whenever you become aware that your attention has been stolen, bring it back.Source: Fr. Martin Laird, OSA
- Awareness of breath, breath united with prayer word, sitting in awareness.
- The practice is not trying not to be distracted.
- Be careful with the thoughts that will attach to a recognition that you have been distrated. Do not pile thought upon thought!
- The goal is the creation of a habitus: "an interior moment that gradually excavates the present moment."
Live simply in order to live freely.Source: Mise Mé Féin
If you're lucky enough to get rich, be wise enough not to tell anybody.Source: Anonymous
Respect / appreciation how little you really know about your impact online, especially on social media.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Never "shrug and share".
The first thing you should do when you find yourself in a hole is stop digging.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Applied this mostly to Personal Log backlogs, but I'm confident this can readily be applied in other contexts.
Finish setting up processes, then document them.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- Documentation will help you see problems & bottlenecks, articulate & envision solutions.
- Prepare rough outline sketch as you go.
Only follow people on Twitter you like, respect, can learn from, are funny, or genuinely interest you.Source: Mise Mé Féin
- For everyone else there are lists .. and the mute button.
Use it only when you need it.Source: Sara Soueidan
Focus on the horizon, don't get lost in the foreground. Look through. Look beyond.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Don't think about finishing; think about putting in the time.Source: B. Oakley
Dividends until the dogs have their day.Source: Jason Custer
Formatting comes at the end. Deciding what you will be formatting comes at the beginning.Source: Mise Mé Féin
Eat more food, fewer food-like products.Source: What I've Learned
- Japanese dietary habits.