Sustainably Successful

This post originally appeared on the “Better Questions” email list. If you’d like to get one email like this a week, please sign up at BetterQuestionsEmail.com. Thanks! —— Hi , Hope you’re having a great week. Let’s get to it. Could I do this forever? Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing some of the mental aspects of behavior change. In Ironic Processes we…

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Dominant Thoughts

This post originally appeared on the “Better Questions” email list. If you’d like to get one email like this a week, please sign up at BetterQuestionsEmail.com. Thanks! —— Hi , (A brief word of warning. While there is nothing salacious in this letter at all, it does include a shirtless photo. If that’s inappropriate for wherever you’re reading this, be aware. Cool? Cool). What’s the…

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Ironic Processes

This post originally appeared on the “Better Questions” email list. If you’d like to get one email like this a week, please sign up at BetterQuestionsEmail.com. Thanks! —— Hi , Hope you’re well. 🙂 Straight into it this week… How do I not think of an elephant? Let’s start with a common self-help bromide: If you want to change your life, change your habits. But…

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No Time

This post originally appeared on the “Better Questions” email list. If you’d like to get one email like this a week, please sign up at BetterQuestionsEmail.com. Thanks! What takes time? Joseph Roth, the brilliant Austrian journalist and novelist who moved to Berlin in 1920, said at the end of the decade that he could at times no longer distinguish between a cabaret and a crematorium….

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The Product Is You

This post originally appeared on the “Better Questions” email list. If you’d like to get one email like this a week, please sign up at BetterQuestionsEmail.com. Thanks! —— Hi , Hope you’re having a killer week. How do I subtract? “What’s it going to take to fucking changeIf these habits are ingrained?When everything comes apart graduallyWe ignore what comes to us naturallyIf you don’t know…

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The Logical Thinking Process, Part One: Five Simple Pieces

What if there was a step by step way to solving any problem? A simple, straight-forward path to getting everything you ever wanted? To avoiding pitfalls and obstacles? To maximizing your potential and living your best life? Well…there is. It’s called the Logical Thinking Process. It’s got five simple pieces. Five simple ways to think more effectively and see the world more clearly. Over the…

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Better Angels

This post was originally an email sent to the Better Questions Email List. For more like it, please sign up – it’s free. This post is about the election, but it is NOT about politics. I would really, really appreciate it if you would give this one a read. Grab a coffee, get a quiet place, and give me a bit of your time. Even if you’re sick…

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Rhinoceros

——- Where is it written? ——- I recently came face to face with irrationality. I was attacked online… Called terrible things… Directly threatened. Why? I pointed out an inaccuracy. My crime was naively wandering into the world of online conspiracies, believing I could set things right with “better information.” Here’s the story: A mixed martial arts account I followed on Instagram posted a story about…

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