No sense knowing more than you need. The same competitiveness people feel towards others affluence can be found in the pursuit of intelligence. In this pursuit you must develop an inner sense of calm and alignment towards your interests. Otherwise you’ll fall into an endless cycle of jealousy.
Your mind needs time to recover as much as the rest of your body. Modern life causes a desynchronization with our natural circadian rhythm. We have social networks, 24/7 news coverage, indoor lighting, and longer working hours. As we seek to extend what’s possible via technology we must reconcile what’s required biologically.
Making your bed in the morning. Cleaning your house during springtime. Returning to center court in a tennis match. These are examples of hitting reset. Such activities are useful for reducing clutter (physical and mental) and as a trigger for habit formation.
You have to know when to make a decision. The number of decisions in a day makes detailed analysis of all options infeasible. Prioritization helps, but you’ll still have to decide. Accelerate your decision making by going with the first adequate and reversible solution.
Foresight is only useful if it informs the present. Life is a series of patterns (processes) that can be used to get what you want and avoid what you fear. The better your understanding of reality, the more clear the patterns. Now use them.
Is art. It’s the signal that you might be doing something significant. Plenty of activities and goals exist with clear prescriptions for obtaining the end result. But do you want to be prescribed a life?
While the Homo sapiens brain has proven to be one of the most capable systems it has constraints. One of the most observable limitations is the ability to retain new information in a short period of time. What could we achieve if we overcame this constraint?