January 10, 2024




Calendar-Priority Alignment, Root Analysis & More

At a glance

Good Morning. Welcome to all the new readers of Faster Than Normal who have joined us since last week!

Here’s what we’ll cover today:

Mental Model: Calendar-Priority Alignment.

Insight: Root Analysis.

Quote: Opportunity in Failure.

Question: Daily Purpose.

Visual: Epicurean Paradox.


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| Mental Model

Calendar-Priority Alignment

1. “What are your priorities?”

2. “If I look at your calendar, would it be obvious to me that those are your priorities?”

Hack: Use your Calendar as your to-do list so that your highest priority to-dos actually get done.

h/t @rabois

| Insight

To create meaningful change, focus on the root cause.

Challenge: Identify a recurring issue in your life and write about the underlying cause. Consider how addressing the root cause could create lasting change.

Example: Constant stress due to poor time management.

| Quote

Henry Ford on learning from mistakes and the importance of moving forward:

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

| Question

How can I reframe my perspective to find meaning and purpose in everyday experiences?

A Visual I Enjoyed

Credit: u/vik0_tal

Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.

Until next time,


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