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Welcome to Issue 245!
Unless circumstances are extremely beyond your control, and you can’t do anything about it, this holds true. Life is a cycle of good times and bad. It’s not linear. There are always going to be ups an downs.
Several years ago, I joined forces with my colleague George York, a respected neurologist affiliated with the University of California Davis, to understand why smart people make foolish choices in politics…
Living with anxiety can be tough — your thoughts might race, you might dread tasks others find simple (like driving to work) and your worries might feel inescapable. But loving someone with anxiety can be hard too.
Reading Lessons | Long Read
I have forgotten how to read. It isn’t the first time. I have forgotten before and I will forget again. In other words, I am still learning how to read. “Read,” like “love” or “think,” has a thousand meanings pressed…
Intellectual humility is simply “the recognition that the things you believe in might in fact be wrong,” as Mark Leary, a social and personality psychologist at Duke University, tells me. But don’t confuse it with overall humility or bashfulness.
Who Actually Feels Satisfied About Money? | The Atlantic
These days, not even the rich feel rich. According to a recent survey by the financial-advisory firm Ameriprise Financial, only 13 percent of American millionaires classify themselves as wealthy. Even some of those surveyed…
You Procrastinate Because of Emotions, Not Laziness. | Cognition Today
There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety. Let’s first look at the procrastination train of thought…
In the journal Psychological Science, two US researchers just published the first serious study of a question that seems to obsess millions, and to which every celebrity, from Bill Gates to Kesha, is required to have an answer…
A book I’m reading — ULTRALEARNING by Scott Young. Mastering hard skills quickly is essential to your work and life. This is a beautifully written, brilliantly researched, and immediately useful masterpiece on how to learn anything effectively.
A podcast I’m listening to — In this episode of the Kevin Rose show, Chris Hutchins (ex-Google), the go-to personal finance hacker for many executives in Silicon Valley, talks about hacking money, budgeting tools and how and when to retire (the 4% rule).
Food for thought —We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change. — Henry Cloud
Read. Apply. Achieve!
Until Next Week,