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Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: Do Nothing Tendency.
Quote: Finding Self in Barrenness.
Question: Fearless Aspiration.
Visual: The World’s Forest Land.
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| Mental Model
Do Nothing Tendency
We are more bothered by harm that comes from action than harm that comes from inaction, so we default to no action.
"Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us"— @SPressfield
Don't resort to no action as a means of comfort.
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is nothing.
Challenge: Schedule a day or a few hours for yourself with no plans or obligations, and allow yourself to simply rest, reflect, or engage in a leisurely activity.
Example: Spend a Saturday afternoon reading, taking a leisurely walk, or watching your favorite movie.
Vera Nazarian on the transformative power of adversity:
"The desert is natural; when you are out there, you can get in tune with your environment, something you lose when you live in the city."
Interpretation: In the barrenness of the desert, we find a profound connection to nature and to ourselves. It's a reminder that sometimes, it's in the harshest of conditions that we discover our true essence and resilience.
What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
A Visual I Enjoyed
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,
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