Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

Part of a leader’s responsibility is to lead her team courageously and decisively, no matter what stress and confusion is happening around her; presumably, this is part of the reason she has earned her position as the head of the team. Sometimes, a leader will only have limited information available to make a critical decision, and in these cases she must be comfortable making the best decision possible with what she has.  At times an educated guess will be the best option available, and this is when a leader’s knowledge and experience is especially critical to compensate for missing information.

You’re Missing the Point of the David and Goliath Story: Here’s Why

You’re Missing the Point of the David and Goliath Story: Here’s Why

For thousands of years, the Biblical David and Goliath story has given hope to underdogs inspired by David’s miraculous victory against the giant Goliath, with only a rock, sling, and stick at his disposal. The odds were against David…or were they?  In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell argues that we misunderstand the David and Goliath story particularly and underdog victories in general. Keep reading to learn why you’ve been getting the moral of this story wrong, and what the real takeaways are.

3 Common Desirable Difficulties That Make You Better

3 Common Desirable Difficulties That Make You Better

What are desirable difficulties? Are all difficulties desirable? Desirable difficulties are so-called disadvantages that can actually be strong advantages. They build resilience and make you seek surprising strengths despite having the difficulties. We’ll cover three desirable difficulties — disability, tragedy, and having nothing — and look at why these difficulties may make you stronger than you would have been without them.

Rule 8: Tell The Truth – Or At Least Don’t Lie

Rule 8: Tell The Truth – Or At Least Don’t Lie

In 12 Rules for Life, Rule #8 is “Tell The Truth – Or At Least Don’t Lie.” What does this mean? Why is lying so bad to yourself? Why is telling the truth so good? This rule discusses not only lying to others, but also lying to yourself and obscuring your personal truth. Instead, you need to develop your personal truth, then act consistently with it. This chapter is fairly abstract, but try to see if its principles resonate with a specific problem you have in life.

12 Rules for Life List: Jordan Peterson, Explained

12 Rules for Life List: Jordan Peterson, Explained

12 Rules for Life is one of the bestselling books in recent times. Famous author Jordan Peterson lays out 12 simple rules on how to conduct your life. The key point: individual responsibility. Take responsibility for your own life. Don’t worry about other problems – fix your own first. If everyone did this, many society-level problems would be solved. Learn the key points of the 12 Rules for Life rule list, and get a summary of each of the 12 Rules below.

Rule 12: Pet A Cat When You Encounter One On The Street

Rule 12: Pet A Cat When You Encounter One On The Street

In 12 Rules for Life, Rule #12 is “Pet A Cat When You Encounter One On The Street.” What does Jordan Peterson even mean here? Like most of Jordan Peterson’s 12 rules, this is more of a metaphor for how to live life. In summary, life is tough. It hurts at times. This pain gives life meaning. Take time to enjoy the little pleasures in life. Pet a cat when you see one on the street. We’ll cover Rule 12 in Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life in much more detail.