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#797 Until they're not

#797 Until they're not
Things are only impossible until they're not.

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From the archives (2017)

264/365 Fire together, wire together

264/365 Fire together, wire together
“Neurons that fire together wire together,” as psychologist Donald Hebb neatly put it back in the 1940s. The brain is plastic, constantly resculpting its circuitry as we go through our day. Whatever we are doing, as we do it our brain strengthens some circuits and not others.

From "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence"
by Daniel Goleman

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263/365 Divided

263/365 Divided
The problem this research identifies with this work strategy is that when you switch from some Task A to another Task B, your attention doesn’t immediately follow—a residue of your attention remains stuck thinking about the original task. This residue gets especially thick if your work on Task A was unbounded and of low intensity before you switched, but even if you finish Task A before moving on, your attention remains divided for a while.

From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"
by Cal Newport

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262/365 Rising above it

262/365 Rising above it
Mingyur Rinpoche has a poetic metaphor for describing it, he says the moment you can see a raging river, it means you are already rising above it. Similarly, the moment you can see an emotion, you are no longer fully engulfed in it.

From "Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)"
by Chade-Meng Tan

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261/365 Not a series of accidents

261/365 Not a series of accidents
If you think in terms of the present and future instead, you might encounter an intuition lurking in the back of your mind, as it was in mine: if you could just stay focused on the right things, your life would stop feeling like a reaction to stuff that happens to you and become something that you create: not a series of accidents, but a work of art.

From "Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life"
by Winifred Gallagher

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260/365 The meaning of life is meaning

260/365 The meaning of life is meaning
In this sense the answer to the old riddle “What is the meaning of life?” turns out to be astonishingly simple. The meaning of life is meaning: whatever it is, wherever it comes from, a unified purpose is what gives meaning to life.

From "Flow: The Psychology of Happiness"
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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