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Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: The 10:10:10 Strategy.
Insight: Small Shifts, Big Impact.
Quote: Patterns to Authenticity.
Question: Self-Growth Investments.
Poem: The Road Not Taken.
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| Mental Model
The 10:10:10 Strategy
Before making a decision, ask:
How will I feel 10 hours from now?
10 days from now?
310 weeks from now?
This will force you to think about the longer-term impact of what's facing you.
Don’t make decisions based on immediate gratification.
The most powerful changes often come from the smallest adjustments.
Challenge: Identify a small habit or action you can implement immediately to improve your life, and commit to practicing it daily.
Example: Spend five minutes each morning setting your intentions for the day.
Yung Pueblo, a writer and poet, on the importance of self-awareness:
"Understanding our own patterns is the key to transforming them and living a more authentic life."
How am I investing in my own growth and self-improvement?
A Poem I Enjoyed
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,