Atomic Habits

⭐ Rating: 4.5/5.0 ✍🏻Notes THE FUNDAMENTALS Why Tiny Changes Make a Big Difference Habits are a double-edged sword. Bad habits can cut you down just as easily as good habits can build you up, which is why understanding the details is crucial. You need to know how habits work and how to design them to your liking, so you can avoid the dangerous half of the blade. Negative thoughts compound....

October 27, 2021 · 15 min · Soaib

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

⭐ Rating: 4.5/5.0 ✍🏻Notes Introduction Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. A 2012 McKinsey study found that the average knowledge worker now spends more than 60 percent of the workweek engaged in electronic communication and Internet searching, with close to 30 percent of a worker’s time dedicated to reading and answering e-mail alone....

May 25, 2021 · 11 min · Soaib

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

⭐ Rating: 4.5/5.0 ✍🏻Notes Introduction In an open marketplace for attention, darker emotions attract more eyeballs than positive and constructive thoughts. For heavy internet users, repeated interaction with this darkness can become a source of draining negativity—a steep price that many don’t even realize they’re paying to support their compulsive connectivity. Andrew Sullivan meant when he lamented: “I used to be a human being.” What you need instead is a full-fledged philosophy of technology use, rooted in your deep values, that provides clear answers to the questions of what tools you should use and how you should use them and, equally important, enables you to confidently ignore everything else....

May 11, 2021 · 11 min · Soaib

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

⭐ Rating: 3.5/5.0 ✍🏻Notes Prologue How does it inspire people to stay active until the very end? What is the secret to a long and happy life? What is the meaning of my life? This Japanese concept, which translates roughly as “the happiness of always being busy,” is like logotherapy, but it goes a step beyond. Okinawans live by the principle of ichariba chode, a local expression that means “treat everyone like a brother, even if you’ve never met them before....

April 26, 2021 · 11 min · Soaib

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

⭐ Rating: 4.0/5.0 🌱 Top-Level Thought How can one make his thinking more insightful? The ways are rather simple, but they are fundamental and can change one’s life remarkably. Make every effort for rock-solid understanding, make mistakes and learn from the failure, build and ask challenging and meaningful questions, follow the flow of ideas and consider the learning as a lifelong journey - these are the fundamental concepts of effective thinking....

October 29, 2020 · 8 min · Soaib