November 22, 2023




The Choice Paradox, Antidote to Discontent & 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: The Choice Paradox.

Insight: Antidote to Discontent.

Quote: Nature's Rhythm.

Question: Embracing Vulnerability.

Poem: The Unbroken.


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| Mental Model

The Choice Paradox

The more choices you have, the less happy you are with your final choice.

More choices create more opportunity costs and thoughts of, "I wonder if...?"

To overcome:

Remember that there are infinite ways to achieve a goal, embrace the one you've chosen.

| Insight

Gratitude is the antidote to discontent.

Challenge: Write a gratitude list of at least ten things you're thankful for.

Example: Good health, supportive friends, a stable job, or the beauty of nature.

| Quote

Ming-Dao Deng on the wisdom of living in harmony with nature:

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

| Question

How can I embrace vulnerability to foster authentic connections with others?

A Poem I Enjoyed

"The Unbroken" by Langston Hughes

Through storms and darkness, we endure,

Unbroken, unbowed, and strong,

Our spirits cannot be contained,

For to resilience, we belong.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.

Until next time,


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