If there is one thing that can help you reach your full potential, it’s this: a passion for lifelong learning. This one thing can make the difference between reaching your full potential and just living an average life.
I love to read books from different fields to get new perspectives. The most recent book that I have read is Factfulness by Hans Rosling. The book teaches us how to think clearly about the world. It says that there are ten instincts that can pull us in the wrong direction and it teaches us how to recognize and control them.
Do you want to live your life the fullest? Then it’s important that you live by design, not by default. Living by design allows you to live your life. Living by default, on the other hand, will just lead you to live someone else’s life. Unfortunately, it’s easy to live by default. It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s the path of least resistance. Unless you make a conscious effort not to, you will automatically go that way. So how can we live by design? Here are some tips for designing your life.
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.