Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 11, 2024

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

  • 7 Life ‘shortcuts’ Most People Rarely Consider that Actually Work
  • 40 Life Lessons I Know at 40 (That I Wish I Knew at 20)
  • The Infinite Library Problem
  • The One Thing Philosophy: A Guide to Improve Your Focus
  • Book Notes: The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey

7 Life ‘shortcuts’ Most People Rarely Consider that Actually Work

Source: Alex Mathers
Author: Alex Mathers

Most people overlook effective life ‘shortcuts’ that can truly work. By daring to ask for help from those at the top, being more consistent, doing more than the average, studying deeply, slowing down, creating unique value combinations, and letting go of resistance, individuals can gain significant advantages.

According to this reading added to the Weekly Pulse this week, these unconventional approaches can lead to personal growth, enhanced performance, and a deeper understanding of one’s capabilities.

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40 Life Lessons I Know at 40 (That I Wish I Knew at 20)

Source: Mark Manson Blog
Author: Mark Manson

The author shares 40 life lessons they have learned at age 40 that they wish they knew at 20. Some lessons include the importance of self-respect in relationships, the value of compounding investments in health, wealth, relationships, and knowledge, and the need to embrace failure and rejection.

The author also emphasizes the importance of trust, honesty, and integrity in building healthy relationships. Additionally, the author encourages readers to try new things, to avoid seeking perfection, and to be willing to change.

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The Infinite Library Problem

Source: Scott Young Blog
Author: Scott Young

In an infinite library, the challenge of choosing what to learn next becomes daunting, as the sheer volume of material available surpasses any studying efficiency. This presents a classic explore-exploit problem where time spent on one option detracts from others.

While no foolproof method exists to optimize learning decisions, starting with textbooks and specific projects, following recommendations from knowledgeable individuals, and exploring unfamiliar topics can help navigate the infinite library conundrum. These strategies aim to guide individuals in effectively selecting their next learning endeavours while immersing themselves in a world of limitless knowledge.

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book notes OF THE WEEK
The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey, renowned author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, extends his legacy in a continuation with The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

This book, published in 2004, builds upon the foundations of the original seven habits, focusing on the need for individuals and organizations to find their voice and inspire others to find theirs.

The 8th Habit, “Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs,” is a powerful concept that encourages readers to engage in self-discovery, identify their unique talents and passions, and inspire others to do the same.


ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
The One Thing Philosophy: A Guide to Improve Your Focus

I had the chance to read the book The One Thing about four years ago. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan reveal in this book that successful people start small. They don’t try to do everything at once but instead concentrate their attention and energy on the one activity that will yield the greatest reward.

Successful people do not focus on all that they could do. They concentrate on what they should do!

I began to consider how the philosophy of focusing on just one thing and ensuring that “the one thing” was not interrupted or blocked by any distractions was affecting my own life.


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