One thing I am noticing about myself is that I have – at least I have had – this natural desire to be understood by others. More refined, I want to display the complete and full version of myself to the world. I do not want people to judge half of me. I want people to understand me – my incentives, my choices, my work, my actions, etc.
I make choices based on how I view the world. I invest resources available at my disposal because I believe the world should be a certain way. My world view changes over time, but I make decisions today solely based off of the information I have with me, in the moment, at a certain period of time.
But what I really care about is the truth.
This essay is another reminder to myself. It is a reminder to stay focused on the highest leverage levers I can find.
One of my core theories around “what will happen in the future,” certainly adapted from a number of different sources, is that, in the next 5-15 years, we will see a fundamental change in how “experts” view their business. Let me explain.
A note to myself. Mirror who you want to be. More
I have done it. We all have. But let’s all be honest with ourselves, name dropping is the worst.
This is a reminder to myself that “showing up is not enough.” I say this, as I have been getting into the habit of going to the gym every morning, emphasizing that merely going through the motions and attending is really just the first of many steps of what it takes to maximize probabilities of success and return.
I came across this phrase the other day that really resonated with me. “Trying to be directionally correct,” the quote read across my co-worker’s bio. I was like…that makes a lot of sense. That is actually exactly what I am trying to do.
It is funny how easy it is to get hypnotized: to get lost in the ideas of other people.