Topics: Fear Setting, The Trouble with “Finding Yourself”, Meditation, Exercise, Cold Showers & Comfort Zones
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Austin Call
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
Why you should define your fears instead of your goals. Very candid talk. Sad the audience didn’t get the “good investment” joke.
“The hard choices — what we most fear doing, asking, saying — are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls “fear-setting.” Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.”
Rather than do one or the other, I’d say do both. Define goals and fears.
THE TROUBLE WITH “FINDING YOURSELF”
Lovely article by Maria Popova: The Trouble with “Finding Yourself”:
“The self is a style of being, continually expanding in a vital process of definition, affirmation, revision, and growth, a process that is the image, we may say, of the life process of a healthy society itself.”
HOW TO START A MEDITATION HABIT
This is the quora feed to the question: “How do you start a meditation habit?”. I enjoyed reading the different answers and perspectives.
“You might be surprised to learn that frustration with your meditation practice didn’t correlate to experience level: you had a 50% chance of feeling frustrated regardless of how long you’d practiced meditation.”
ARTICLES I ENJOYED
- High Reps, Low Reps? Which Rep Scheme Is Best?
- 7 Click-worthy Email Signature Examples (& How to Make Them Work for You)
- Face Your Fears Before Breakfast (On cold showers & comfort zones)
Training Lessons from CrossFit Champion Jason Khalipa – Tim Ferriss. This bastard is everywhere. He’s asking great questions ranging from good warm-up moves to high yield exercises, that allow you carryover or rewards in different contexts.
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