The reactions will only end when you die.
And then only the conscious reactions will end. Your body will continue to react to the world.
Every time you see a friend you react to their presence, whether positively or negatively.
When you learn of a new task, you react.
When you accomplish a goal, you react.
To get where you want you must tame these reactions so that they automatically move you towards your goals instead of away.
React when you see good opportunities by taking advantage of them.
React when you see poor opportunities by staying away.
Realize that every action is a reaction.
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An example of a non-tactile decision point would be “Every time I delegate a task” or “Every time I’m feeling un-motivated”.
They’re non-tactile because you can not attach an automated action to these points.
A tactile decision point like “6pm” is easy to attach an action to. You can set a reminder on your phone or an alarm that will go off at that time and give you a text reminder. e.g. “Take supplements”.
There isn’t yet a tool that you can attach to your body and will notify you when you are feeling angry.
Instead, you must cultivate mindfulness and over time use your brain to create this trigger.
Its much tougher as there is no clear way to do it. If you can do it consistently, you will receive big benefits.
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Its the skill that distinguishes the good from the great. Being able to convince people of a path that you want to take forward.
Its not enough to be right. If you’re right but can’t convince anyone of the fact you will gain no benefit from it.
Instead, you must polish your presentation skills to the point that you can be right and convince everyone.
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Looking back thousands of years to the Egyptian, Indian, Roman or Chinese civilizations we see societies that functioned socially more or less similarly to our own.
People played, joked, ate, worked, read, married all in the same sort of ways that we do now.
So much so that Indian civilization decided that we all had past and future lives and that the key to happiness is not anything in the material world but rather complete disconnection from it.
Are we at a moment where this might change?
Where we will fundamentally evolve as a species through combining with artificial intelligence?
Or are we just another incarnation of Alexander the Great?
A bright but ultimately short lived phase in history.
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