Have you ever noticed what type of content usually dominates the news?
After opening a website of a typical news organisation, we are flooded with negativity.
As explained in more detail in the book Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, over the course of our evolution we developed sensitivity to danger. In the distant past, having sharp instincts could mean a difference between life and death. Especially, when you might need to react to a wild animal hiding in a bush.
Now the majority of dangers for a typical person are probabilistic. E.g. How an event will affect the economy of a country? What will be the impact of a policy for a certain demographic?
Dangers are different in their nature, but our reactions are very similar.
News organisations often tend to exploit this quirk of our brains in order to drive more traffic toward their content.
While some of the events happening in the world might look relevant, many of them won't have a noticeable impact on our lives. As a result, they get a significant share of our limited attention and thinking capacity which could otherwise be allocated to the activities in the sphere of our influence.
I find news aggregators (Hacker News, /r/worldnews, etc) to be an efficient way of staying on top of what's happening in the world. While they aren't immune to bias and excessive negativity, their content is curated and ranked by the public which can improve signal-to-noise ratio.
How do you stay aware of attention-worthy events while respecting your time and energy?
DO NOT STOP TO LEARNING!
THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE IS IN YOURSELF!
Some of the lessons I've learned so far....
✓You don't need to know everything before the process starts.
✓You shouldn't expect that the learning of language is for 2-3 mouths and then can stop learning.
✓Once you start to live in the country (where you want) , first you buy books that are written for children between the ages of 7-12. Never start with complicated texts, because you'll get tired and disappointed very quickly.
✓ Believe in yourself, ever when you have to repeat the same thing o word-three times, you must always continue to improve, especially when you want to give up.
✓Listen to music, try to translate short books, watch comedy shows, find friends who will motivate you to achieve what you're fighting for.
I HOPE I helped you a little. 🍁
Why do you even wake up @5AM?
Early mornings for me used to be :
A. Stressful trips to the airports, while haven’t got enough sleep.
B. Going fishing with my dad (these were awesome but still I would wake up all triggered and exhausted.)
C. Trips to the hospital.
So far you should have already got the point that early mornings for me = no fun.
What my early mornings are now?
I take my time slowly, because everybody else is still sleeping. I make myself a cup of coffee, cook some light breakfast and listen to some audiobooks or podcasts, depending on the situation. Before I got my knee injured, I also used to jog in the morning.(The views would be even better than in the photo, trust me;))
As simple as it gets. I hate to rush somewhere, for example: school, work, whatever the case might be. I choose to enjoy my time, because good morning sets a tone for the day. Main pros:
A. You feel motivated. It’s an awesome feeling to have already done much more than your friends or other companies.
B. You learn much more about discipline. Discipline might be a huge factor in your success. F.e: you won’t be amused by that sweet donut at the coffee shop, might save some extra $ or kilos;) There is a quote by Jocko Willink(ex navy seal) - “ Discipline equals freedom.”
C. Productivity level. For some, it might be a huge game changer. Personaly, when I started rising early, it became much easier to finish the tasks in shorter amount of time. However, you should test it and then make conclusions. I just love the idea of testing and learning. Don’t be afraid to sacrifice one week;)
When not to get up early?
PRIORITISE SLEEP HOURS. Some people need 6 hours, others can’t live without 8. Basicaly, don’t sacrifice your sleep hours, so you can rise early. Hell no.
That’s the only situation that I don’t find benefits of waking up early.
As the saying goes : early bird gets the worm.
Thanks for your time❤️