Sunday, February 19, 2017

Making opinions without doing the work required?


While we all hold an opinion on almost everything, how many of us do the work required to have an opinion?

Judging by what is going on in the United States few people are bothering to do the work sufficient to have an informed opinion.

Fear and prejudice are instead ruling, shutting down our higher brain thinking capabilities.

Perhaps we should take Charlie Munger's advice about what must be done before he himself will offer an opinion.

See The Work Required To Have An Opinion.  I hope you will heed it and encourage others to do the same, so that we can operate without being afraid of monsters living in the closet....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Know this!!! Your brain is constantly fooling you!

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You are constantly being misled by your brain, and until you understand that you are living life far below where it could be lived, you will in fact be giving away a good portion of your life!!!

Because he knows and understands how the brain "makes up things", much more than you think (!!!!),  Charlie Munger employs a “two track” analysis

1. What are the facts; and 

2. Where is my brain fooling me?

As I write the Smart (and easy) Self Control book, I am trying to make a convincing argument that much of what the brain tells us is just plain wrong.  And some of it is 10,000 years obsolete.  So we don't have to obey its impulses or even believe its perceptions.  (You'll have to read the book to see what the strategies are to make it work right!)

Meanwhile, see Shane Parrish's Farnam Street article: Who's In Charge Of Your Mind? 
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The huge importance of using "supporting structures" in your life


You can try to do it all yourself in life with no supporting systems or resources (people, etc.) and life will progress slowly.

But when you learn that life is all "systems" or "structures", you can them use them to make life far easier and hugely more productive.

Read Implementing The Vital Structure Without Which You Cannot Create A Great Life.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Higher Level, Expansive, Creative, Value Producing Thinking - and the right questions to ask

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Thinking is the use of the ability to use knowledge to create results.

That knowledge is often called "Life Wisdom", which is what accumulates over time - hopefully.

However, right in the now of life we must rise to the higher levels of thinking by asking the key questions that cause such thinking.  You can call them prompters to the mind or tools for thinking better.

But they will lead you right now to better creativity, solutions, and expansion of your life.

Read, understand, and consider Higher Level, Expansive, Creative, Value Producing Thinking - The Gateway To All You Want In Life.

Sometimes, we drift down "into the weeds" of life and continue to do things at a lesser level that is best to operate at.

We often "need" to ask questions to see "outside the box" solutions.

Sometimes, we create a 'mental leap by asking such things as "so, now, how could you achieve your ten year goal in six months?"

And consider the questions suggested in the linked piece (or create a few of your own, once you get the idea of how it works).

This one practice could change your life forever, to a higher level of living life!

Hopefully, you will consider this fully, for it is "the gateway"...

Keith