Ali Abdaal life lessons
From Ali's YouTube video.
Ali Abdaal posted a video about some lessons which changed his life. This is a summary of the 27 minute video.
The top of to-do list
The 5 worries that dying people should be your compass (Paul Graham)
Don’t ignore your dreams
Don’t work too much
Say what you think
Lean into the fear
What is the worst thing which could happen. Often, the worst thing is not that bad
Have to v Get to
I have to do this (compulsion) loses to I get to do this (excited, opportunity to do something, grateful to be able to do something)
You are allowed to sleep again after taking a shower
This will stop you from procrastinating in bed and delaying waking up.
Look at what information you consume, spread it across all important areas of life (health, relationships etc) and not just on money or work
4 Components of Ideal Life
Mental Well Being
We tend to focus on the fourth exclusively
The Power of Accountability
Accountability makes you do more things
Do what you are doing
Attention focus on what you are doing make life better, not just at what you are doing.
Execution triumphs ideas. Get shit done. Reduce time gap between conception/ideation and execution
Homework for life
One interesting story for the day – write it down
Speed Listening audiobooks
Listening to a book in 4 hours make its more palatable than the mental burden of having to listen for 8 hours.
The Odyssey Plan
If I continue on the current path, what will my life look like in 5 years?
If I took a completely different path, what would it look like in 5 years?
If money and societal obligations are not a factor, what will life look like in 5 years?
The Power of Clarity (David Allen Getting Things Done)
You will never revise chemistry. However, read chapter I Module iv will get done in no time.
Thinking of time in 15 minute chunks
Ill start at 11 becomes ill start at 1045
Tension between goal attainment and self contentment (or self acceptance) is okay.