Tim Ferriss was chatting with Tim Urban, writer of Wait, But Why. When explaining how we got here and what will happen next, Tim Urban said if we think of history as a 700-page book, “So, 140,000 years, every page in this book that you’re holding is 200 years in human history. So, Page 1 through 650 of that book, hunter gathers. If you’re an alien reading this book to understand what happened on this planet, you are bored. This is really boring. Page 650, 10,000 years ago, you have the agriculture revolution. Wait. So, suddenly, people are coming together and forming cities. They’re starting to actually form larger civilizations. They have a collective intelligence that’s starting to form. They can compare notes. They can kind of create the knowledge tower that is bigger than any one of them. Continue reading
Positive Psychology co-founder Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for his Flow Theory. This is when you are engaged in a task that uses your gifts while challenging your skills. In a moment of flow, you may forget to get up, go to the washroom or even eat. You are fully invested in something that brings you happiness and peace. Continue reading
I have been reading a lot lately and have come across the concept that skills lead to passion, not necessarily the other way around. Meaning you work on your skills and if you get really good at one of them, you will become passionate about it.
In order to do that, you have to try a number of skills on for size. You have to dip your toe in countless lakes. You have to take a chance on learning something that you haven’t tried before. Continue reading