One of the most common self-defeating behaviors I have witnessed in the general public is what I call the Postponed Start. If x is your desired habit, the Postponed Start usually takes the form of the following statement: “I’ll start doing x after y happens”. For example:
Most things in life are cyclical. Our mood, happiness, and productivity are no exception.
Similarly to how your meteorologist predicts rainfall in a certain area over time, you can also predict patterns of human motivation and output over the course of your life.
Generally, people follow a similar pattern of…
What is consciousness? What imbues you or me with the peculiar ability to experience something? To experience love? Or sadness?
Or just the perception of experiencing something at all?
The era of human creativity is coming to a close. We’re currently T minus five on the launchpad of exponential machine intelligence growth, and the ramifications are already making themselves clear in the form of text generation. Other modalities will follow.
For example, services like conversion.ai now tout the ability…
Most people go about performance optimization wrong. They’ll start with a lofty, ill-defined goal — to become more productive, for example — and end with a hastily-cobbled together regimen of experimental nootropics or far-flung meditation practices.
It doesn’t have to be that difficult.
At our core, we are animals. We…
Automation, at it’s core, is essentially front-loading your work. You spend a certain amount of time, energy, or money at time x so that you don’t have to repeatedly spend those resources at time y. Sounds great, right?
But not all automations are made the same.
As the concept of…
If someone offered you a magic pill that made you significantly smarter, funnier, healthier, and more attractive, would you take it?
What if they offered you that choice every night of your life? Would you take it as often as possible?
I would. One of my primary drivers is maximizing…
There is a small minority of people that actively love their jobs. They enjoy going to work every morning, have great relationships with their employers, and consider their careers fulfilling and useful.
This article is not for them.
The majority of human beings, unfortunately, do not enjoy their careers. They…