Daily mental tools

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The Sea at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by van Gogh


Start small, simple to complex

Focus, work on one thing

Breakdown tasks

Just one more

Park downhill

Pre-mortems, prevent bad things before they happen


Beginner’s Mind

Spaced repetition

Deliberate practive

Separate work from leisure


Write down

have a goal ? get a plan and system

Goal -> Plan -> System




Artificial deadlines

inbox zero

everything looks like a failure in the middle, keep going


view yourself from outside

Strategic laziness

talk less, do less, think less -> recharge

Joy of missing out


This will all be over by tomorrow

10/10/10, will it matter in 10 days, 10 months, 10 years ?

Life is grey

I know -> it seems, it appears

Good, bad -> I feel this way because ..

Grain of salt

Think for yourself!

more tools at

The Munger Operating System: A Life That Really Works

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained)

An Astronaut’s Guide to Mental Models

May 19, 2020