Constant Curiosity | #23
100 Lives, Do it Now & Easily Forgotten Truths
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💯 100 Lives
I like to imagine that somewhere in the vastness of the universe, there are 100 different versions of me. Our lives all began with the exact same circumstances, and at the same starting point. Yet we each make vastly different decisions over the course of our lives.
Of these 100 lives, I strive to live the best possible version I can. We were all dealt the same hand, the only decision I have to make is how I play it.
⌛️ Do it now
What are you waiting for?
I’ve recently adopted a new mantra that I repeat to myself again and again throughout the day.
It is simple.
That’s it. “No. Do it now.”
Looking to put off doing your taxes another day? No. Do it now.
Avoiding a difficult conversation? No. Do it now.
Maybe I can put off cleaning the house another week? No. Do it now.
This mantra is my way of combating the passive laziness that is constantly laying seize upon my mind.
🤔 Easily forgotten truths
There are lessons I learn about myself over and over again. Yet as soon as these insights arrive, I seem to forget them and go about life as usual.
I call these my, “easily forgotten truths.”
In an effort to combat this negative pattern, I printed out these “truths” and keep them on my desk at all times. I add to the list whenever a new one comes up.
Here’s my current list:
I feel great on days I wake up early
I feel horrible after over-eating unhealthy meals
Caffeine makes me anxious
I feel great after quiet mornings with no tech or Airpods
I have great ideas on Airpods-free walks
I love writing in a paper journal
Looking at this list often makes it harder to forget these truths about myself. I’d encourage you to make a similar list if you also find yourself reverting to old patterns even after learning they are unhelpful.
Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.