The spectrum of on the beaten path vs off the beaten path. It applies very well to many other life situations besides traveling. It’s useful to keep a balance between the extremes as they both have their advantages.
We’re far better at “reading” images than text. So it’s a much more efficient and preferable strategy to take in new information. Maybe that’s why people aren’t keen to read manuals.
Knowledge = information/data + related mental models. When sharing knowledge, make sure to share the underlying mental models also.
In design and product management, unvalidated/pending decisions are like holding internal inventory in manufacturing.
An ultramarathon runner has to pace during the race and rest and recover after. Same for someone who practices collaborative communication. I need to pace so I don’t get overwhelmed and I need to recover after a difficult conversation.
New concept: “toxic positivity”. Dysfunctional emotional management without the full acknowledgment of negative emotions, particularly anger and sadness. (Wikipedia)
We’re not the most intelligent form of life, we’re amazingly well adapted to the environments that we inhabit.
The basic difference between a request and a demand? Am I open to receiving a no to my question?
My actions and decisions have consequences. Going to sleep late -> feeling slow and tired the next day. Drinking coffee -> feeling jittery and restless.
#ahaoftoday I often meditate. Some days I do it to check it off my list. On my good days, I remember to relax into it and go with the breath.