Constant Curiosity | #25
Lateness, Sleep & Sun
Hope all is well. Let’s go!
⏰ How to never be late again
Do you find yourself constantly running behind?
Just can’t make appointments, meetings, and commitments on time, no matter how hard you try?
There is one consistent reason people are late: they overestimate their ability to manage time.
The key to being prompt is to create a new set of assumptions about yourself.
Going forward, assume:
you will forget about all your scheduled commitments
it will take you 25% longer to reach your destination than you think
your default is late unless specific action is taken to counter it
It’s important to really integrate this sense of assumptions. And by the way, this shouldn’t make you feel bad either. Our brains weren’t evolved to keep track of the sometimes dozens of daily commitments faced by modern humans.
Now that you’ve internalized this new set of assumptions, you might be wondering, so how can I actually be on time?
The key is this: create systems so foolproof that they will work, even when you forget about your commitments.
For me, this means that every morning I set alarms on my phone as a reminder before each commitment. Yes, your calendar app can send notifications, but they can easily be missed. Phone alarms go off even if the device is on silent mode. Additionally, if I need to transit somewhere I set an alarm that will prompt me to leave 15 minutes earlier than I need to be there.
😴 Sleep course
Great sleep is a force multiplier for everything else you do.
That’s why I created the Quest Codex: Master Your Sleep Course.
The course is divided into short, actionable lessons that teach you how to make meaningful improvements to your sleep.
Each lesson takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is delivered via email on Mondays and Fridays.
Every lesson follows the same structure:
Why the topic is important for your sleep
How you'll take action on the lesson
What Single Action you'll take based on the lesson
🌌 A sun in the night sky
Darkness paints over the sky as night falls
Shadow encompasses all
When will the sun shine again?
When will daybreak finally come?
Wait not, look instead at the other stars in the sky
Find your sun in the night sky
Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.