How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa)

There are three layers: outcomes; process; identity.
Identity is the deepest.
“I’m not a smoker” is better than “I don’t smoke.”

The system of a dictatorship has a very different set of beliefs like absolute authority and strict obedience. You can imagine many ways to try to get more people to vote in a democracy, but such behavior change would never get off the ground in a dictatorship. That’s not the identity of the system. Voting is a

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Introduction and Chapter 1

Introduction: My Story

The writer shared the exprience when he was in high school. He was hit by a baseball bat.

THE FUNDAMENTALS Why Tiny Changes Make a Big Difference

The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits

You can start as a small win.

Habits are the compound interest. Your habits can compound for you or against you.

Positive Compounding: Productivity compounds; knowledge compounds; relationship compounds.
Nagative compounding: Stress compounds; negative thoughts compound;

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ARGUMENT THREE: SOCIAL MEDIA IS MAKING YOU INTO AN ASSHOLE

SOOTY SNOW
You are more vulnerable when you get addicted.
You will become a poor or little snowflake.
MEETING MY INNER TROLL
The author said BUMMER causes two extremes, be an asshole or be very careful.
THE MYSTERIOUS NATURE OF ASSHOLE AMPLIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
we need to be solitary wolves rather than wolves in packs. When we are in the pack, we cannot think individuality, but in a group cult.
THE MOST MASTERFUL MASTER SWITCH
Rather than Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn built a high… Read all/全文

Chapter 5-6

The Toltec path to freedom

Awareness, transformation and intent are three masteries that lead people to become Toltecs.
Death is a angel, teaches us live everyday as if it is the last day of our lives.

The New Dream

Heaven on Earth
I WANT YOU TO FORGET EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. Use our imagination, and your emotions to dream heaven.

Prayers
We can be a prayer for love, a prayer for freedom.

Join the Attention Resistance

DAVID AND GOLIATH 2.0
Use your attention intentionally.

PRACTICE: DELETE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM YOUR PHONE
It actually forces you to approach them with more intention.

Practice: Use Social media like a professional
Like Jennifer, we need to use Twitter as a professional.
Do not surfing it endlessly, just check some accounts you need.

PRACTICE: EMBRACE SLOW MEDIA
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Chapter 1-4

Chapter 1

True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake.

The first agreement

Be impeccable with your word.
Self-rejection is the biggest sin.
You can live in heaven in the middle of thousands of people living in hell because you are immune to that hell.

The second agreement

Don’t take anything personally.
If you don’t take the emotional poison, it becomes even worse in the sender, but not in you.

The third

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Ancient Greece

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture

Doric and Ionic orders.
Doric formulated on the mainland; the Ionic was the order of choice in the Aegean Islans and coast of Asia Minor.
shaft is the vertical channels.

Basilica, Paestum
The columns of the Temple of Hera are swelling at the middle of the shafts.

Temple of Artemis, Corfu
The hideous Medusa and two panthers at the center of this early pediment served as temple gaurdians.
It’s a hard task for Greek sculptor.

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Reclaim Leisure

Leisure and the good life
As Aristotle’s lead, joyful activities is a “source of inward joy”. We can call them high-quality leisure.

The Bennett principle
(FI 2.0 movement is that if you can radically reduce your living expenses, you gain two advantages– you save money at a much faster pace and you don’t have to save as much to become independent.)
When you gain FI at a young age, you gain much leisure hours.

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Don’t Click “Like”

Practice: leave your phone at home
Having your phone is not a crisis.

Practice: Take long walks
Walking is better than sedentary. “If you’re wearing headphones, you are not really walking.”
But the hardest part of this practice is making the time.
Broaden your definition of “good weather”! You can get big rewards.

Practice: Write letter to yourself
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