In this excellent talk at Columbia University, Srikumar Rao offers precisely the kind of cognitive toolkit to combat our ingrained preoccupation with success/fail outcomes standing between us and our own happiness.
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Makers are in control. That’s what fascinates them.
You have to create boundaries of space and you have to create boundaries of time. Then, and only then can you play.
– John Cleese
have -> do -> be
When I have or get this in my life, then I will be able to do that, and then I’ll be this (secure, happy, peaceful, powerful).
Enlightened people look at it exactly the opposite.
be -> do -> have
I become the person that I need to be to be able to do whatever it takes to have whatever I want.
– T Harv Eker
My contention is that every single one of the things that you’re doing based in fear and obligation is simply another bar in your prison — the prison that you’re holding yourself in.
– T Harv Eker
Many people with jobs have a fantasy about all the amazing things they would do if they didn’t need to work. In reality, if they had the drive and commitment to do actually do those things, they wouldn’t let a job get in the way.
The point is that actually doing stuff is about a million times harder than just dreaming about it, which is why 99% of people wouldn’t actually do it even if money weren’t an issue.