🍎 Seeing the apple or the whole tree

πŸ‘‹ Hello friend,

If you haven't yet, I 100% recommend reading the latest post: 7 mind-bending questions to ask yourself to achieve your personal goals in 2023 (from a Tony Robbins result coaching).

Now let's take a look at this week's topic:

Do you know that kind of people walking around like newspapers, telling you the latest gossip?

They tell you things like: "It would help if you bought that; it will increase in value." Or "If you just learned this skill now, you have a great future ahead of you."

The problem is that people often tell you what they heard or read without questioning the underlying building blocks.

The thoughts of others imprison us if we're not thinking for ourselves. - https://fs.blog/first-principles/

Our brain is lazy and takes the shortest route. Understanding something to its core, however, requires time and effort.

Often we tell ourselves to be under time pressure, not realizing that if we understand something to its core, we'll save so much time in the future. It's the difference between writing something in sand or chiseling it into hard solid rock.

When you think of an apple tree, First Principle Thinkers don't focus on the shiny red apple hanging on the tree.

They see the whole tree and ask themselves how it came to be. They look at the roots, the trunk, and the big branches before they get into the leaves and other details.

How else will there be something to hang on to?

The difference between reasoning from first principles and reasoning by analogy is like the difference between being a chef and being a cook. If the cook lost the recipe, he'd be screwed. On the other hand, the chef understands the flavor profiles and combinations at such a fundamental level that he doesn't even use a recipe. He has actual knowledge.

Questions to ask oneself to build a foundation of understanding

#1. Why do I think it is true?

#2. Do I actually understand it? What if it was the complete opposite?

#3. How could I break it down further or simplify it?

This process helps you build something that lasts.

Posts this week

πŸ‘‰ 3 evidence-based hacks on how to stop being stressed when self-studying

πŸ‘‰ 6 hacks for a miracle morning routine to go with more energy and ease through the day

πŸ‘‰ 7 mind-bending questions to ask yourself to achieve your personal goals in 2023 (from a Tony Robbins result coaching)

Podcast Episodes

πŸ‘‰ The power of meditation (better attention and concentration)

πŸ‘‰ No motivation to study? Try the problem-solution metaphor!

πŸ’ Enjoy this newsletter?

Forward to a friend and let them know where they can subscribe or share it on social media (hint: it's here).

Anything else? Hit reply to send me feedback or say hello.

πŸ‘€ Also, I updated the whole Neuro-Linguistic Programming Page. Take a look.

Have a great week!

xx Lukas

Please Check Your Email!
Thanks for signing up. Please check your email and click the button on the email I have sent you to complete the process. Also check your spam folder.

Read past issues

Jun 10
πŸͺ5 Proven Strategies to Stop Ruminating
Jun 06
1 + 1 = 3
Jun 03
πŸ”„ Reflect & Thrive: Mastering Weekly Review Presentations
May 26
🦷 Oral Health
May 20
πŸ… Measuring Health 2.0
May 12
πŸ₯— Meal Prep
Apr 21
β˜‘οΈ Commit Action
Mar 31
🌞 Revolutionary Morning Routine
Mar 17
πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ Skillz & Lazinezz πŸ₯±
Mar 03
πŸ§‘β€βš•οΈMeasuring Health
Feb 26
πŸ›ž Weekly Wins
Feb 18
πŸ’“Balanced Lifestyle
Feb 11
πŸͺž Weekly Review
Feb 04
πŸŒ‹ Peak Performance Program
Jan 09
πŸ’€Perfection-ism πŸ₯€
Jan 02
πŸͺ™ Self-Help Nuggets
Dec 26
πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ Little Treasure Trove
Dec 19
πŸͺ„ Resiliencewall
Dec 12
πŸ› Transform in 20: Daily Steps to Self-Mastery πŸ¦‹
Dec 04
☸️ Buddhist Meditation
Nov 19
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Ό Knowledge vs. Experience
Nov 05
🎯 Get a Competitive Edge with this Month's Best Resources
Oct 17
🚽The Toilet Thankfulness Journal
Oct 09
⚑🀜 Creating Absolute Certainty
Sep 25
🎽 Run, Sweat, Write: This Week's Adventure
Sep 19
πŸ›‘ proΒ·crasΒ·tiΒ·naΒ·tion
Sep 05
πŸ’¬ My favourite Quotes
Aug 27
πŸ€ Ironman 70.3, 30-Day Content Challenge and Braincare Routine
Aug 13
πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ Going Monk
Jul 24
πŸŽ‰ My perfect Day
Jul 03
πŸ’€ Analysis Paralysis
Apr 10
πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ Unstress Yourself πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ
Apr 03
πŸ™‚ Ultimate Guide for a Healthier and Happier Life
Mar 27
πŸŽ€ 3 Things
Mar 13
πŸ€– Getting Things Done
Mar 06
😣 Setbacks and How to Handle them
Feb 27
πŸš€ Life Advice
Feb 20
β†ͺ 9 + 1 Reflection Questions
Feb 05
πŸ‘‘ NLP, Habits & Meditation
Jan 29
πŸ’₯ Anticipation is Power
Jan 22
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Learning how to learn
Jan 15
🌜 My Productive Evening Routine
Jan 09
🍎 Seeing the apple or the whole tree
Jan 02
πŸ”ΆοΈ My 2022 Favourites
Dec 20
🀫 Scientifically Proven Learning Hacks
Dec 12
πŸ’‘ 7 Top Study Methods and How To Use Them
Dec 05
πŸ”₯ Discover my TOP 2 Most Viewed Blog Posts out of 100 published (+key takeaways)
Nov 28
😎 8 Life Lesson I'll Never Forget From The 2-Day Seminar THE ART OF DOING YOUR THING
Nov 22
🧠 How to build a SECOND BRAIN, a game-changing productivity system to help you organize your life, think more clearly, and unlock full creative potential
Nov 13
Why getting into an ice bath is comparable to any other challenge in our lives
Nov 07
⭐ What A Weekend
Oct 30
8️⃣ Life Lessons I Learned This Week
Oct 24
πŸŒ’ Houston, We Got a Problem
Oct 17
⏳ Time Management: What they don't tell you
Oct 09
β˜„ Something great is coming
Oct 02
πŸŒ„ Disconnect to Reconnect
Sep 26
πŸ•Š Dear diary ...
Sep 18
🎁 12 Favourite Problems: Richard Feynman's Framework For Discovering A Purpose In Life
Sep 11
❓ 17 Powerful Questions
Sep 04
πŸ”†Greetings from Greece
Aug 28
πŸ’― My very First Newsletter!