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Becoming superhuman

Everything related to personal development.

10/05/2019 — A Cure to Jealousy: Post-Scarcity Mindset

I already talked about this subject in my other chapter called ‘02/06/2019 — What if you aren’t you?’ but I wanted to talk more in-depth about it. I have been a jealous individual my whole life up…

09/26/2019 — Mindfulness and Inattention - Becoming Superhuman - Medium

So, there are these particular exercises in mindfulness where you have to let your attention go either to other things and senses, or to ‘nothing’ at all. The question is: How do you know when you…

09/15/2019 — Loneliness Cure? - Becoming Superhuman - Medium

I remember when I used to feel lonely. It was between the age of 13 and 17. I never really thought about that feeling, how it was created, sustained, and even magically disappeared. What I can do is…

Question: How can one cultivate a growth mindset in someone else whom they love?

According to a study, children who are praised for working hard (growth-mindset) have a higher probability of trying out intellectually challenging tasks than children who are praised for being…

Question: What should I do if I love my friends, but don’t like them?

My view: If you love your friends based on feelings but don’t like them based on logic. This could mean whenever you are around them, they produce good feeling hormones (oxytocin, dopamine, etc.)…

Question: How do you control your emotions when youre the one in the relationship who smothers the person you want to...

(The first section is the philosophical part of my answer, if you prefer a more scientific or psychological answer, scroll down to the bottom of my answer). It is a principle derived from the book…

Question: What petty problems are better to live with than try to solve?

‘Problems’ that are (mostly) outside my control:. “Question: What petty problems are better to live with than try to solve?” is published by Lorenz Duremdes in Becoming Superhuman.

Question: I haven’t had a romantic relationship for over 10 years, what have I/am I missing out on?

So all that we can do is some guesswork. Jot down the possibilities and making sure that we view them objectively rather than complaining that we have missed out on a lot. So one extremely basic…

When you argue with someone about any topic, and you know you are right, do you wait for the time to let them know th...

Source…. “When you argue with someone about any topic, and you know you are right, do you wait for the time…” is published by Lorenz Duremdes in Becoming Superhuman.

How do you find a lesson in a break up and move on?

I am pretty much a fan of reading books. So the way I found lessons so not to repeat my ‘mistakes’ the next time, I mostly got out of reading books. Let’s pass my list one by one. So why that is…

10/22/2019 — Time In The Process Beats Timing The Process

I have been interested in investing and its strategies for a long time already, and one of the things I came across is this quote: I eventually made the connection that it not only counts in the…

There’s a whole lifestyle around being a writer, I’ll give it a miss

Six science-backed techniques to help you make hard decisions

If you do the math (and account for seven hours of sleep), that’s about 2,000 decisions every hour — or one choice every two seconds. Most decisions are actually micro-choices, like clicking a link…

How to work better and faster — listen to the same song on repeat all day long

About 10 years ago, I started listening to songs on repeat while doing creative work. I’ll listen to the same song for days at a time and often for the entire length of a project (weeks). Or…

Dale Carnegie’s Positive Thinking Habits That Will Help You Out

Last year I’ve read “How To Stop Worrying And Start Living”, by the late Dale Carnegie, for the first time. It is a book absolutely worth reading if you’re a self-development geek and you’re trying…

10/28/2019—Relativism As a First Principle: Why Drugs Isn’t Inherently Good or Bad – Autobiography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protagoras — Protagoras Keywords and ideas Relativism → perspectives change depending on multiple factors e.g. place, time, person;Universality → the things are the same throughout this whole universe e.g. the laws of physics;Black-and-white thinking → splitting (psychology) → the things are either like this or that and nothing in between;Drugs (and many other things) →…

A Simple Productivity Secret People Never Talk About

Productivity hacks are often nothing more than forms of mental masturbation. When it comes to the type of productivity that moves the needle in your life, it’s much more important to focus on your…

To Improve Mental Clarity And Think Better, Spend Less Time In Your Head

Many people spend more time in their heads than they need to — 80 percent of the time. This habit creates a default background of anxiety, stress, preoccupation and less time enjoying the moment…

How I Work Hard Without Burning Out - The Blog Of Darius Foroux - Medium

Do you ever feel that the demands of your job are too much? If so, that’s not a surprise. Modern-day life demands much of us as human beings. That has been the case for decades. And often, those…

The Paradox of Behavior Change - Personal Growth - Medium

The natural tendency of life is to find stability. In biology we refer to this process as equilibrium or homeostasis. For example, consider your blood pressure. When it dips too low, your heart rate…

How to Become the Best in the World at Something - Forge

Trying to be the best at one thing isn’t the smartest path to success. Instead, try skill stacking.

10/31/2019—Doing the Ordinary Extraordinary: Skills That Make You Superhuman In The 21st Century – Autobiography

https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/are-we-fat-think/ — Are We as Fat as We Think? Summary Having a healthy body;Being able to concentrate or having a long attention span;Not having high levels of stress;Having confidence;Having discipline;My own story. In this chapter I want to jot down some “superskills” of the 21st century. Now, I also wanted to present superskills that were…

What Does Willpower Look Like in the Brain? - Elemental

People often talk about “recipes for success,” and one of the core ingredients has to be willpower. Evidence suggests that traits such as self-discipline — the ability to control impulsive…

11/01/2019—Why Your Limiting Factor Should Be Your Top Priority, And How To Give Your Personal Development A Boost – ...

By Chilliug - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79287241 Keywords and ideas Limiting factor → something that limits other processes e.g. grip strength is limiting your pull ups;Limiting factor → can in some cases grow proportionally faster than the processes held back by that limiting factor e.g. if grip strength is your limiting factors when…

Deep Work: How to Develop the Most Valuable Skill of the 21st Century

Deep Work is the superpower of the 21st century. It’s about working smarter, not harder. Learn how to develop this ability in 5 simple steps.