This came from a story Ajahn Brahm told during the meditation retreat. Back when he was a relatively young monk under Ajahn Chah at Wat Nong Pah Pong, monks are called on to help with construction work around the monastery. On one such day, Ajahn Chah instructed Ajahn Brahm and
Action. Not research, not planning. Don't plan for more research, don't pull do spreadsheet dawdling, don't listen to podcasts or ask for advice. Deep down, you know what creates momentum. Do that.
When I first learnt about "self-sabotage" from Tony Robbins, it struck me as a foreign concept. Tony shared stories of people who worked hard for their promotions, only to deliberately destroy a career-making project by underpreparing. He reasoned that these people feared success. I had never experienced anything like that
1. Things happen through me and by me, never to me. 2. All phenomenon and sensations are impermanent, non-self and suffering. Everything happens due to the presence of causal conditions. 3. I selflessly serve humanity with what it needs the most. I consistently show up and deliver. I plan in
I have just completed a 6-day retreat with Ajahn Brahm. I went in expecting to relax the mind and body, but as with all past retreats, came back with unexpected insights. The biggest takeaway for me beside improvement in my meditation practice is a deeper understanding of non-Self. This latest
Was listening to an interview of Sam Bankman-Fried by Acquired.fm, and it struck me that a lot of his opinions are formed from first-principle reasoning. There was a certain conviction of tone, simplicity of logic and originality of ideas that reminded me of my early years as an entrepreneur.
Recently, I have been reviewing the arc of my career and considering certain projects. Call it growing up middle-class or a lack of experience, but I find myself drawn to easy, certain projects. It was an active self-correction to remember Sam Altman's career decision framework - whatever you work on
I've just completed a podcast retelling the life of Alexander the Great. 1 of the more interesting anecdotes was how he cut the Gordian knot. This was a knot tying a cart to a post which was intricately bound for centuries. An oracle declared that whoever could undo it would
Realised this because I left the house early to meet my engineering manager at Book Cafe. Actually, it might be more than just the environment. It was that schedule of getting up early, changing environment, doing something difficult, establishing human touch - all this contributed to what Andrew Huberman calls
Been listening closely to the podcast series "How to take over the world", just wanna make some note to self on common traits amongst great men: Abundance of energy - they were prolific, and get many things done, sometimes in parallel and in different fields.Focus - this manifests in