In life, we spend most of our days on autopilot, going through our usual routines.
We may make only a handful of conscious, considered choices every day. But while these decisions don’t occupy much of our time, they have a disproportionate influence on our lives. The psychologist Roy Baumeister draws an analogy to driving—in our cars, we may spend 95% of our time going straight, but it’s the turns that determine where we end up.
To get that kind of consistent improvement requires technique and practice. It requires a process.
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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