The New Yorker recently published an article about personality tests. It mainly covers the history of MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), but it also talks about personality tests in general.
When it comes to measuring someone’s potential in life, we are familiar with terms like Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and more recently Emotional Quotient (EQ). But there is another quality that’s also important. In fact, I believe that this is a key to living a successful life. I’d call it Failure Quotient (FQ).
Last week, I wrote that my course on life purpose was coming. Well, I’m happy to say that Purpose Mastery is now open for enrollment! It’s open for one week and I plan to open it just twice a year. Purpose Mastery is an online course on how to find and live out your purpose. The course will help you live your life, not someone else’s life. The end goal is that you live a fulfilling life. While not being productive could cost you hours or days, not finding your purpose could cost you years. That’s why I believe that this topic is essential. Click here to learn more Please note that the price of the course will be increased by $1 daily.
There is a new word that I learned recently: tsundoku. It’s a Japanese word that means “buying reading materials without reading them.” When I first learned about the word, it struck me because it describes me well :) Okay, I actually read the books I buy, but I buy books faster than I read them, so I guess the term still applies to me. Fortunately, I buy mostly e-books these days so they don’t take physical space.
In Smarter Faster Better, there is an interesting story about poker players and their strategies. Poker is a game of probabilities, so the essence of their strategies is how to maximize their odds of winning. In a sense, life is also a ‘game’ of probabilities. There is an element of luck involved. Being in the right place at the right time counts. So, with that in mind, here is a good success principle to follow: