10 weird, uncomfortable, but EXTREMELY powerful questions you should ask yourself every single day for maximum success (Thread):
10 weird, uncomfortable, but EXTREMELY powerful questions you should ask yourself every single day for maximum success:
1/ How can I feel as much pain as safely possible?
Often we distract ourselves from our own internal tensions, and put off scary work
But they are not gone, just ignored
Therefore, embrace pain as a massage. Nothing can stop you if so
2/ How can I be more unproductive and sabotage myself?
By inverting the question of more productivity, you will see what to avoid
Success will take care of itself
“All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there.” //Charlie Munger, 98 years old
3/ If my ideal self watched me right now, what would he/she cringe about?
Often, you know deep down what is not working and preventing you
And by bringing it up to awareness, you can solve it faster
4/ How can I be maximally confused?
From maximum confusion, the fastest growth occur
Plus you get a flexible mind and can dominate every situation
5/ How can I completely eliminate 80% of my current activities
If you are doing 5 things, you must cut out 4 right now
Then you double down on what is working, in either quality, quantity or both
Repeat every day for massive impact
6/ When and where am I most unhappy?
It is much easier to become less unhappy than more happy
Cut the junk and the rest will flourish
It will hurt in the process but it is an investment for your life
Don’t be full of regrets when 70+
7/ Will there be too many unwanted consequences if I do not do this task?
This is the question separating things you MUST do vs CAN do
In my Barbell System you put your must-dos in your calendar to never be missed. Can-dos in a separate list
8/ How can I maximally benefit from my negative situation
This is the antifragile response, responding positively to a crisis
You can always change your perspective and find something valuable in every situation
The greatest learnings come from our biggest scars
9/ How can I make this faster and easier
Once you know what you are doing, then you want to optimize for ease and speed
Because if you do, the previously impossible things becomes just hard. The hard things becomes manageable
This is how you progress in life
10/ How can I stop thinking
We have heard that thinking is the best we have.
But overthinking is detrimental for health and enjoyment
Quiet your inner chatter down by writing down what you need to remember
When it is empty, you are in a maximally enjoyable & productive state
I hope you found these 10 questions useful (like a breath of fresh air)
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