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Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: Inability To Close Doors.
Insight: Life's Simple Pleasures.
Quote: Elegance in Simplicity.
Question: Actions and Environmental Footprint.
Poem: The Phoenix.
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| Mental Model
Inability To Close Doors
We are obsessed with having as many irons as possible in the fire.
We tend to rule nothing out and be open to everything.
However, this lack of focus destroys success.
We must learn to close doors.
Write down what NOT to pursue in your life.
Embrace the beauty in ordinary moments.
Challenge: List three seemingly mundane moments that brought you joy or peace in the past week.
Example: Enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, listening to the birds sing, or a heartfelt conversation with a friend.
Marty Rubin on the wisdom of simplicity:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Interpretation: In a world that often glorifies complexity, there is elegance in embracing simplicity. It's about distilling the essence of what truly matters and finding clarity amidst the noise. Sophistication, then, is the art of living with intention and grace.
What is the impact of my actions on the environment and future generations?
A Poem I Enjoyed
"The Phoenix" by Mary Anne Radmacher
In the ashes of despair,
A phoenix finds its birth,
Rising from adversity,
Resilient in its worth.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,
| P.S. — My Weekly Picks
How To Make Smart Decisions by Life Lessons. An interview with Roman Tschäppeler, co-author of "The Decision Book," where you'll gain a deeper understanding of how to approach choices in your life.
How Great Decision Making Orgs Think About Decisions by Ben Johnston. This thread is your gateway to understanding the intricacies of decision-making within high-performing organizations.
A Simple Process For Developing Better Networks by Codie Sanchez. It's not just about what you know, but also about who you know.