Trio #41 Potent Paradoxes

3 curated ideas for Consistent Productivity based on a common theme

Everyday, we will bring to you a related set of 3 actionable tips, ideas & advice (mostly from Twitter)! These are meant to expand your thinking, knowledge & empower you to be the best version of yourself. The links (people, tools & processes) are also meant to add value :)

Today's theme is: Potent Paradoxes

Certain ideas are not readily intuitive. In fact they are the opposite of it - it seems like they should work in one way when actually they work in the exact opposite 👉🏻

  1. You might spot similarities from the Picasso's bull series yesterday and you would be right. Looking at the logo, designing it looks "easy in hindsight" & it might seem like it's best to first learn logo design and then jump in - WRONG.

    Hindsight is always 20/20 and even Elon Musk says how genius engineering is really hard BEFORE doing it but looks EASY after. Actions lead to effective learning and not vice versa - Paradoxically.

    How do we know? Well.. we have a logo too 😉

  2. James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits. What is suggested here is to have 2 paradoxical viewpoints in our head simultaneously when pursuing something big. Is it a good idea?

    Refer this : "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function" - F. Scott Fitzgerald :

3. If you had to eat ice cream and had 2 buy from 1 of 2 shops : Shop A has 30 options, Shop B has 3 - which one would you walk out of more happy? Exactly. It's not so obvious.

In fact, this phenomenon of actually being more unhappy in the face of ‘more’ choices has a standard name - The Paradox of Choice. In the modern world of abundance, it's an ironic stressor. Definitely watch the TED talk linked here!

We hope you have a beautiful day :)

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