Useful Not True | Questions to Help You Think Better

Today’s all about introspection.


The quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our life.


Asking ourselves the important questions will move us forward in the direction we want to go.


This week I took advice people I look up to (people who have achieved things I want to achieve) which might inspire you too in your own journey.

Today in 5 minutes or less, you’ll learn:

✔️ Why figuring out what is “enough” is crucial

✔️ How to examine your ideas and make better decisions

✔️ One simple habit to 10x your sleep

Doable ideas 💭

One question I don’t see gets asked enough:


How much is enough and what does that look like?”


This applies to our bank balance, work hours, social interaction, even chocolate…


Out default is always more.


At what point does something start and stop providing us benefits?


I’ve been pondering about this long enough to conclude my own sweet spots, on a weekly basis:

🥐 One good quality croissant

💼 16x 1:1 music therapy session

🏋🏻‍♀️ Train 5-6x

👯‍♀️ Two social events


Heard it somewhere: “everything in moderation, even moderation”.


Quantification provides clarity.


Do you have the numbers in mind? What can you test this month?


Your “enough” number = your ideal lifestyle.

Reflections 🪞

How do we unbusy our lives but continue to pursue a significant and productive life?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

My microwave clock would reset to a random time every time I unplugged it.


Not accurate, and not useful at all.


A clock that’s always 5 minutes behind will be inaccurate too, but more useful.


While I was resetting the time, a question dawned on me:


Is knowing the “truth” useful?


What concepts or beliefs are true?


Are they useful in our lives? That is, when we stand by those beliefs, do they serve us well?

  • Is labelling ourselves introvert or extrovert useful?
  • Is the whole word always against us?
  • Is AI smarter than human?


On the other hand, are there beliefs in our lives that are useful but not true?


When we pay more attention to our thoughts and beliefs, we can see things differently and make smarter choices.


P.S. I have yet to read Derek Sivers’ new book “Useful Not True” – will report back later x

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

Asking “what-if?” about your past is a waste of time; asking “what-if?” about your future is tremendously productive.
Kevin Kelly

Video This Week 🎥

I stopped keeping my phone in my bedroom since I moved out.


Here’s what I found after 30 days:


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