It is a lot easier to control and design your environment than having to fight over willpower to accomplish what you set out to do – our ancestors did not need a lot of “will power” to be slim or fight obesity, their environment made the difference.
Improve productivity by keeping eustress in mind – design your environment around it. (From Merriam-Webster: eu·stress | \ ˈyü-ˌstres , a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being)
Pure work and pure play – As we move back and forth between the two, we realise our full potential.
If you’re working from home these days, designing separate environments for each state, makes it far easier for your mind to work hard and play hard.
Dedicated to the working class heroes.
Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Willpower doesn’t work by Benjamin Hardy
Also by the author of this blog, in the “enjoyable learning” series:
As much as we want to run, learn things as quickly as we can and become a master – the opposite is true.
Don’t even try to walk, just go at a crawling pace. It will be dry, boring and seem to have no reward. Persist. Press on forward. Enjoy the minute details in the small steps you take. Keep getting back to those tiny steps, but everyday – you’ll be amazed at what it has compounded to, when the time comes.
Focus and direct your attention towards learning and not immediate weatlh or financial reward. Enjoy the process itself, of learning what you love and what you’ve always wanted to do.
It can be just 20 minutes a day, but do it every day. Do not doubt the power of the human mind – where repetition builds muscle memory. Then a day will come when you’ll be astonished by the power you hold
If we can learn from the masters – the way to achieve mastery in anything we please, then the notion of “inborn talent” gets nullified. For anyone with access to what the masters did, will in time, become a master himself.
A creative and open mind is something that can absolutely be developed