Friday, October 5, 2018. Issue #197
The Elastic Brain: The Most Important Thinking Habit Nobody Taught You | Medium
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything,” George Bernard Shaw said that. And Einstein also said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Life is neither static nor unchanging, it’s fluid. Nothing stays the same. Elastic thinking (experts may call it cognitive flexibility) allows us to shift gears...
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You already know a lot of things you should do to improve your life. Where we often get stuck is knowing what’s most important. What comes first. Where to start. Asking yourself these questions is: A) a powerful personal exercise, and B) a great way to provoke an existential crisis. 
Simple decisions are best made using cold, hard logic. This way, we can work through the incremental steps that lead to an answer. But the same isn’t true for complex decisions, ones that require more creativity in meshing together a web of interconnected ideas...
In this article you will discover the key difference between productivity and efficiency, and which one will help you achieve your goals. Productivity vs efficiency is a discussion between quantity and quality. A productive person is known as someone who gets things done. 
Stories of people who leave soul-sucking corporate careers and make a radical change — getting rid of all of their stuff, leaving city life for an ashram, quitting journalism to scoop ice cream on a Caribbean island — are everywhere. It’s not surprising, given how many Americans...
We are all searching for that elusive elixir that will help increase our wealth, gain success and live a life of contentment and peace. Who doesn’t want to find a way to have it all? Part of the reason these things are difficult for us to achieve is that we never really define what our purpose is in life. 
You can’t. It’s really hard to change. I’ve been an addict. When you’re addicted to a drug you can’t just say, “Well, this is bad for me. I’m going to stop.”Just give up now or be ready to go through a world of pain. Or…You can. But it’s really hard and few people do it.
At age twenty-two, I spent two weeks drafting a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish before I turned thirty. I called it my Eight-Year Plan. At the time I was lonely, socially awkward, and dissatisfied, and the list was meant to be a cure for my problems. 
eople too often forget that IQ tests haven’t been around that long. Indeed, such psychological measures are only about a century old. Early versions appeared in France with the work of Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon in 1905. However, these tests didn’t become associated...
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
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