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Conquering The Mind podcast
Put 2 superb thinkers in the same room. What happens
Simple: They shift your mind.
Conquering The Mind. @Naval and @KapilGuptaMD. Listened to it twice through.
Takeaways below, links at the end.
Warning: It’s HEAVY, but POWERFUL
How-To’s, Hacks, Methods, etc, Are PRESCRIPTIONS
Useful for small, mechanical tasks.
But prescriptionize art? You just have a new god to worship.
Any attempt to apply Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan …. will not lead to you becoming them.
You Don’t Like Being Told What To Do
But we’ve been conditioned (& allowed ourselves to believe) it’s what we need.
The problem is, Believing we want prescriptions. We don’t.
If You’re Really Serious About An Endeavour, You Will FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF
People who ask for stock tips, aren’t serious about investing.
People who ask ‘What biz should I build?’ aren’t serious about entrepreneurship.
The Path To Greatness, Is NOT DESCRIBABLE To Anyone Else
The person who becomes world-class at anything, if they retrace their steps, and mimick their first performance, will fail.
There are 1000’s of little details that are not transmissable.
The Path To Greatness, Is Not Describable To Yourself, Either
The things that you do greatest, are things that you know not how you do. You just do them. You can’t explain it.
Real Freedom, Is Freedom From The Mind
This is where all your pain comes from.
Not from external circumstances.
The Fundamental Problem Is: Problems
The idea that someone should quit feeling so anxious, is the problem.
The solution to the problem is not in the solution, it’s in understanding the problem.
Dive deep into the problem. Find the truth.
Prescription-Givers Have Hijacked The English Language
They treat circumstances.
But circumstances only reveal pain, which comes from within.
Real freedom does not create more problems.
It’s About The Destination, NOT The Journey
Though destinations require journeys.
Search for the truth. You’ll know you’ve found it when the problem is solved for good.
You Search For Truth By Exposing Yourself To It
A human being becomes their environment. Savagely arrange your environment to line up with where you want to go. Most don’t do it.
Expose yourself consistently to truth, not prescriptions. That then becomes how you think.
EXAMPLE: How Do You Create Wealth ASAP?
Surround yourself with successful entrepreneurs (eg, by moving to Silicon Valley).
Eventually, you’ll succeed. You won’t be able to avoid it.
(Recommend reading the transcript WHILE listening to the podcast.)