Don't be a you-know-what

Experiential assumptions

We all operate from assumptions, to some degree.

We assume the world will keep spinning, the sun will rise, and our boss will expect us to show up at work as usual.

So we set the alarm, get up, get dressed, and go to work.

What’s the problem with assumptions like that? Nothing, really. Those type of assumptions are experiential; they are based on our actual experiences… Continue reading

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Simple rules, again

There is a pattern in many of my failures, my unsuccessful attempts at… whatever: I got too complicated. I created too many rules. I overwhelmed myself because the mental effort of remembering and following and tinkering with and optimizing and applying the rules was too much. The complication depleted my energy and intellectual capacity. I used up my power managing a complex system rather than doing the thing I wanted… Continue reading

the real You has been there all along

The real You, part 5

 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Signs that the real You is buried and needs excavating:

▢ lack of joy in the daily processes of life, or any processes, or even achievements. (Relief is maybe the emotion you feel when “something good” happens, but you’ve kind of lost touch with joy as a real sensation in… Continue reading

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Simple rules

People crave simplicity.

Well, I crave simplicity. Maybe you crave complexity. I don’t know.

I do know that simple rules we set for ourselves can help us succeed when we might otherwise fail.

For example, I have tried off and on for the last 5 years to get into a regular exercise routine. I’ve had sporadic success. I’ll get on a streak, be consistent for a week… Continue reading