October 11, 2023




Curse of Knowledge, Managing Your Energy & 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: Curse of Knowledge

Insight: Managing Your Energy.

Quote: Self-Compassion.

Question: Love or Fear Decisions.

Poem: The Oak.


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| Mental Model

Curse of Knowledge

Once we know something, we assume everyone else knows it, too.

It's why some experts can't explain their field in simple terms and people don't share knowledge that could benefit others.

Lesson: There are always people to teach and people to learn from.

As we navigate through life, being aware of the Curse of Knowledge encourages us to:

• Be Patient: Accept that people have varied levels of understanding and experience. What seems obvious to you may not be to others.

• Be Inquisitive: Even if you are an expert in a field, approach discussions with openness and a willingness to learn. There’s always more to know.

• Be Humble: Embrace the opportunity to learn from others, regardless of their level of expertise, and share your knowledge without presumption.

| Insight

Your energy is a valuable resource – manage it wisely.

Challenge: Identify three activities that drain your energy and three that replenish it. Create a plan to incorporate more energy-boosting activities into your daily routine.

Example: Replace excessive social media use with a rejuvenating walk or a relaxing meditation session.

| Quote

Kristin Neff, a psychologist and author, on the power of self-compassion:

"Treating ourselves with the same kindness and understanding that we would offer to a close friend can be the key to greater self-acceptance, growth, and resilience."

| Question

Am I making decisions based on fear or love?

A Poem I Enjoyed

"The Oak" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Unbowed by wind and rain,

The mighty oak stands tall,

Its roots run deep and strong,

It shall not bend, nor fall.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.

Until next time,


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