Derren Brown wrote a great book about 10
years ago calledTricks of the mind where he
shared a number of his secrets.
I remember a particular memory trick where he
shared how he memories list.
See list below:
First you had to read the list and try and reproduce it.
I managed about 5,
The next time Derren had written out a story
connecting each of the things in the list.
After reading it you’re then able to recite the
list forwards and backwards.
^^^^ the above and how you interpret it
demonstrates something that appears to be true in many areas in life.
Some view this and feel like they have been
given one of life’s great secrets.
(They are right)
Some view it as extra work that they can’t be
bothered to do even if it means 10 x the results.
Those who exercise regularly can get 10 x
the results by understanding and learning
Those who get aches and pains can learn how
to dramatically reduce them, fix themselves
and become more flexible.
Those who want to improve their diet only need
to invest a little time in learning to cook, shop,
plan and understand.
Those who are stressed and overwhelmed
need to spend a little time to understand their
values and beliefs.
Struggle in our lives tends to exist in the places
where we lack definition and we aren’t willing
to invest time.
The irony with most of these things is that
every single one of us will invest the same
amount of time in the end.
Those that load the front end will just get
better results. Those who load the back end
will likely be suffering the consequences.