To reach your full potential, you should optimize your days. But how do you do that? Here I’d like to share with you tactics to do it that I learned from the world of chess. Back in 2013, I wrote an article titled Optimizing Your Life One Move at a Time. There I wrote about what I learned from watching the World Chess Championship at that time. I noticed that the moves the players made were colored according to how optimal they were. Here is a screenshot:
Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to become the best that you can be? I just finished Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s an insightful book that contains many lessons from history. While the lessons are mostly related to nations and cultures, I believe we can apply some of them to our lives as individuals as well.
Living your life to the fullest means reaching your full potential. But how do you reach your full potential? A good way to reach your full potential, I believe, is building your portfolio of passions. Everyone has something they are passionate about. They might not realize it because of the busyness of their day-to-day lives, but they have passions. Moreover, I believe that everyone has multiple passions. What you should do is developing your portfolio of passions. Let’s look at the reasons why and how to do it.
I recently finished reading Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio. It’s an insightful book that teaches me a lot of useful lessons. Here I’d like to share one of the lessons with you. It’s a principle on how to maximize your upside while minimizing your downside. Interesting, isn’t it?
Optimizing your life means reaching your full potential. A key part of that, I believe, is making the most of your talents. The fact is, everyone has talents that they can use to contribute to the world. You have talents that you can use to make a difference in people’s lives. The question is: have you made the most of your talents?
Your mindset plays an important role in your life. Why? Because your mindset determines how you make decisions. The right mindset leads you to make the right decisions while the wrong mindset leads you to make the wrong ones. They lead you to different kinds of life with a wider gap over time.