What I’m Reading – Week of Oct 6th

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week:

  • On The Value of Distraction


What if, in fact, we’re not very good at being distracted? What if we actually don’t value distraction enough?

  • On Self Doubt


For every measure of self-doubt we experience consciously, there is an equal and opposite measure of self-belief growing and enlarging itself unconsciously. Our self-doubt is the inverse manifestation of our artistic dream.

The greater the one, the greater the other.”

  • On The Different Types of ‘Smart’


“The smart way to handle long-term thinking is enjoying what you’re doing day to day enough that the terminal rewards don’t constantly cross your mind.”

  • On The Value of Not Knowing


The way we traditionally conceive of ignorance—as an absence of knowledge—leads us to think of education as its natural antidote. But education can produce illusory confidence.”