January 24, 2024




Hormesis, Time Well Spent & 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: Hormesis.

Insight: Time Well Spent.

Quote: Endurance Builds Character.

Question: Mindful Living.

Poem: Persistence.


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| Mental Model


Low doses can have the opposite effect of a high dose.

A little bit of sun is good for the body, but too much is bad.

Exercising regularly is great, but skipping rest days will destroy your muscles.

Apply stress, but not too much.

| Insight

Time spent learning is never wasted.

Challenge: Time spent learning is never wasted.

Example: Learning a new language, taking an online course, or reading a book on a specific topic.

| Quote

Helen Keller, who triumphed over deafness and blindness, on embracing life's challenges:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Interpretation: Our characters are forged in the crucible of adversity, for it is in the face of hardship that we grow and find the motivation to pursue greatness.

| Question

How can I become more present and mindful in my daily life, fully experiencing each moment?

A Poem I Enjoyed

"Persistence" by Amelia Earhart

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,

The rest is merely tenacity,

The fears are paper tigers,

Conquer them and success will follow.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.

Until next time,


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