the ability to read is becoming a source of competitive advantage in the world.
What has become exceedingly scarce (and therefore, valuable) is the physical, emotional, attentional, and mental capability to sit quietly and direct focused attention for sustained periods of time
Attention Deficit Trait. Basically, the terms ADD and ADHD are falling out of use because effectively the entire population fits the diagnostic criteria
The highest leverage point in a system is in the intake — the initial assumptions and paradigms that inform its development
In order to consume good ideas, first you have to consume many ideas.
Much of the time when we pull out our phone, we’re looking for something to match our mood (or energy, or time available, or other context)
There is something deeply, deeply unsatisfying about repeatedly starting something and not finishing it
uncompleted tasks take up room in the mind, which then limits clarity and focus
Procrastination is the most powerful force in the universe. It will find a way.
Every time I come across something I may want to read/watch, I’m totally allowed to. No limits! The only requirement is I have to save it to Pocket, and then choose to consume it at a later time
I regularly eliminate 1/3 of my list before reading