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Relatively recent (2019) :) 

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#771 Learning how to learn

#771 Learning how to learn

“When you put yourself in a situation where you really suck at something, it’s really good for you, it’s good to suck at things and try to get better at them…when you learn how to do something you suck at it first, you have to concentrate at getting better, that thing of getting better translates to other aspects of your life…if you can get good at learning how to play the piano you can get good at archery…there’s a thing in there of learning how to learn.”

• via "The Deep Benefits of Learning Hard Things"
by Cal Newport

 

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From the archives (2017)

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129/365 The three basic benefits of mind training

129/365 The three basic benefits of mind training

Any one of the three basic benefits of mind training—mental calm, mental clarity, and emotional resilience—is, by itself, life changing, and with practice all meditators can acquire all three.

from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within, by Chade-Meng Tan

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130/365 Two levels of emotion

130/365 Two levels of emotion

As such preconscious emotional stirrings continue to build, they eventually become strong enough to break into awareness. Thus there are two levels of emotion, conscious and unconscious. The moment of an emotion coming into awareness marks its registering as such in the frontal cortex.

from Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

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131/365 Pause, when insulted

131/365 Pause, when insulted

Pause, when insulted, to consider whether what the insulter said is true. If it is, there is little reason to be upset.

from "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy", by William B. Irvine

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132/365 Always choose now

132/365 Always choose now

Yet the awareness of true reality is an experience, not an idea, that in fact requires a “radical refusal of thoughts” in favor of a simple state of attending to the moment. “Your purpose—the fullness of life—is just to be here now,” he says. “To be the space for whatever happens. Try to do that often throughout the day. The length of time doesn’t matter. Always choose now.”

Eckhart Tolle quoted in "Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life", by Winifred Gallagher

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133/365 Between stimulus and response

133/365 Between stimulus and response

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.”
Quote of Viktor Frankl in "Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)" by Chade-Meng Tan

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134/365 Living the dream

134/365 Living the dream

Most of us are “living the dream”—living, that is, the dream we once had for ourselves. We might be married to the person we once dreamed of marrying, have the children and job we once dreamed of having, and own the car we once dreamed of buying. But thanks to hedonic adaptation, as soon as we find ourselves living the life of our dreams, we start taking that life for granted. Instead of spending our days enjoying our good fortune, we spend them forming and pursuing new, grander dreams for ourselves. As a result, we are never satisfied with our life. Negative visualization can help us avoid this fate.

from "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy", by William B. Irvine

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