the new daily practice:
The 1% RuleIn each of the areas above try to improve 1% a day.
It turns out if you don’t improve, you decline. This is based on
research in almost every area of life where there are peak performers:
sports, music, chess, art, etc. I like to apply it to life in general.
My podcast with Anders Ericsson,
who is the worlds greatest expert on peak performance (discoverer of
the famous “10,000 hour rule” of world class performance), discusses
I want to be world class at life. But I’ll settle with better than yesterday.
Don’t Ask “Why?”Every year, people will do things that seem irrationally bad. They will do those things TO us.
You can’t ask “Why?” If someone fires you from a job and you ask “Why?” They are not going to give you a good answer.
If someone lies to you or cheats on you or leaves you and you ask“Why? they will not give you an honest answer. Often there is no answer.
If a lion chases you, humans for four million years never asked
“Why?” Actually, that’s totally not true. YOUR ANCESTORS never asked why.
Losers who died asked “Why?” But they don’t have living descendants.
Only in the past 100 years we have the luxury of “Why?” It’s a luxury we abuse.
Only ask “WHY?” when you can gain. Never ask it when you know there is no answer.
ABRAlways Be Reinventing. Reinvention never ends. Once we fall into a routine, we fall in a rut.
I appreciate articles like, “routines of successful people.” But life is too big to be stuck in a cage at the zoo.
A lion in the zoo has the same routine every day. But he is no longer king of the jungle.
It’s ok to experiment with your routine to see what works better.
I don’t mean have sex with crack whores. I mean, miss a bus because you performed an act of kindness.
Do it every day.
Its ok to say, I want to wander. I’m not a young person but I still want to wander in life. To experiment. To enjoy things. This is how I stay young.
I write these types of posts every day. I need to do other things also. I am trying to reinvent myself.
I don’t know. Shit in your pants once in awhile and learn what it’s like to be alone