Thanks for taking the time to read the newsletter. Deeply appreciate it.
I have an exam coming up soon, and I’ve dropped almost everything else to focus on it. I almost told myself “let’s not publish anything or write the newsletter this week” but I remembered that I’ve made myself accountable for publishing via this newsletter and with a group of friends.
Cheers to you guys for keeping me accountable! :)
Here's What I've Written Over the Past Few Weeks:
When you take action, no matter how small, it inspires us to do more. If you don't feel like doing your tasks, simply go through the motions and do something.
I stopped abusing the snooze button recently. Here's how.
Everybody knows they should do some type of journaling, but it's too hard to keep one! Here's a simple way of journaling that takes only 10 minutes a day!
Saying "Will I do this task" instead of "I Will do this task" makes it more likely to do it. Why?
If someone were to ask me for the simplest studying tip, it's this: stop re-reading your textbooks and notes!
And Here Are 5 of the Best Things I've Read This Week:
A parable from priest and therapist Anthony de Mello on the stories we tell ourselves:
“A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chickens and grew up with them.
All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air.
Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.
The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked.
“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbor. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth—we’re chickens.”
So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.”
How can we use resilience to achieve our goals?
Willpower is a paradox. How so?
If you do creative knowledge work, you need a system to collect notes and use them to generate insight.
Thanks for reading!
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