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processing time”, not “email

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reading time” — I open my

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5 sentences, and if I do, I have

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something next week, it

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theory, psychology, creativity and business.

of uncertainty, to live in the question long enough for your

But, what if it didn’t have to be

true potential to emerge. There

that way?

Through this work, a collection of patterns, practices and

is no alternative. What if there was a way to turn

strategies have emerged that

When you find the strength to

the fear, anxiety and self-doubt

not only turbocharge insight,

act in the face of uncertainty,

that rides along with acting

creativity, innovation and

you till the soil of genius.

in the face of uncertainty–the

problem-solving, but also help

Problem is, that kills most

head-to-toe butterflies–into

ameliorate so much of the

people. It leads to unease,

fuel for brilliance?

suffering so often associated with the pursuit of any creative

anxiety, fear and doubt on

quest.

a level that snuffs out most

Turns out, there is. Your ability

genuinely meaningful and

to lean into the unknown

potentially revolutionary

isn’t so much about luck or

Here are 5 starter-strategies to

endeavors before they even

genetics, rather it’s something

help get you going:

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1. Reframe.

see what’s really going on,

brain, it takes anywhere from

We tell ourselves stories all

re-center, then breath into

a few second to 15 minutes for

day long. I’m skinny. I’m fat.

that uncomfortable place long

your brain to fully re-engage.

I’m talented. I’m stupid. I will

enough for amazing things to

This makes you feel insanely

succeed. I will fail. It turns out,

bubble up. A daily mindfulness

busy, but simultaneously

the storylines we create around

practice goes a long way

craters productivity, creativity

a particular circumstance are

toward equipping you to do

and increases feelings of

far more determinative of

just that.

anxiety and stress.

itself. They affect not only

It cultivates the sense of

Simple solution–just say no. Do

our willingness to act, but

persistent grounding that

one thing at a time in intense,

the quality of our ideas and

makes living and acting in a

short bursts.

solutions.

world where there is no new

success than the circumstance

normal far more enjoyable.

5. Get Lean.

Unfortunately, our brains have

And it trains you in the practice

Instead of creating in a vacuum,

a strong bias toward negativity,

of dropping thoughts, among

explore the possibility of

leading most of us to create

those, destructive, limiting-

bringing a “lean” or “agile”

stories around circumstances

beliefs.

approach to your creative process. Focus on maximum

that require action in the face of uncertainty that are more

3. Exercise Your Brain.

learning, create the simplest

likely to paralyze and stunt

Daily cardiovascular exercise,

version of your idea possible,

creativity than fuel action.

especially with high-intensity

then bring a select group of

bursts mixed in can improve

those who’d potentially enjoy it

Reframing is a process that

mood, executive function,

into the process earlier in name

asks you to suspend negative

decision-making and creativity

of soliciting and integrating

storylines, explore if the story

and decrease anxiety and fear.

input into the next iteration.

you’re telling is the only one

It’s also strongly correlated

This not only minimizes waste,

and, if not (which is inevitably

with decreases in anxiety and

it changes the psychology

the case), construct or frame a

increases in mood, which are

of creation by adding more

new storyline that empowers

directly connected to improved

certainty earlier in the game

you to experience an uncertain

creativity and problem-solving.

and encouraging consistent, incremental action.

circumstance not as a prime for failure and inaction, but as

4. Singletask.

a signpost for meaning and

Multitasking is out. Turns out

These five strategies and

opportunity.

this badge of honor from the

practices can change the way

’90s is more fiction than fact.

you experience the creative

For example, if you’re disabling

Our brains don’t multitask, they

process in a profound way.

storyline is around the risk of

just rapidly switch between

They’ll not only allow you to tap

failure, instead of just asking

tasks, sometimes fast enough

a reservoir of previously hidden

“what if I fail?” and creating

for us to believe we’re doing

creativity, they’ll also allow

a doomsday scenario, you

many things at once. Problem

you to experience any creative

also ask “how will I recover,

is, every time we switch, there

endeavor with a far deeper

what if I do nothing and what

is a “ramping cost” in your

sense of equanimity and joy.

if I succeed?” Then build new stories around those questions. 2. Practice Mindfulness. Another important point is the ability to pull back and

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Discomfort Zone:

How to Master the Universe Of all the skills I’ve learned in

Think about this: many

created a life that was deeply

the past 7 years of changing my

people don’t eat vegetables

uncomfortable as a result.

life, one skill stands out:

because they don’t like the

Learning to be comfortable

taste. We’re not talking about

The beautiful thing is: I learned

with discomfort.

soul-wrenching pain here, not

that a little discomfort isn’t

Guantanamo torture, but a

a bad thing. In fact, it can be

If you learn this skill, you can

taste that’s just not something

something you enjoy, with a

master pretty much anything.

you’re used to. And so they eat

little training. When I learned

You can beat procrastination,

what they already like, which

this, I was able to change

start exercising, make your diet

is sweets and fried stuff and

everything, and am still pretty

healthier, learn a new language,

meats and cheeses and salty

good at changing because of

make it through challenges

things and lots of processed

this one skill.

and physically grueling events,

flour. Master your fear of discomfort,

explore new things, speak on a stage, let go of all that you

The simple act of learning to

and you can master the

know, and become a minimalist.

get used to something that

universe.

And that’s just the start.

tastes different — not really that hard in the grand scheme of

The way to master discomfort

Unfortunately, most people

life — makes people unhealthy,

is to do it comfortably. That

avoid discomfort. I mean, they

often overweight.

might sound contradictory, but it’s not. If you are afraid

really avoid it — at the first sign of discomfort, they’ll run

I know, because this was me

of discomfort, and you try to

as fast as possible in the other

for so many years. I became fat

beat discomfort with a really

direction. This is perhaps the

and sedentary and a smoker

gruelling activity, you will

biggest limiting factor for most

and deeply in debt with lots

probably give up and fail, and

people, and it’s why you can’t

of clutter and procrastination,

go back to comfort.

change your habits.

because I didn’t like things that were uncomfortable. And so I

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So do it in small doses.


Susan O’Connell has a favorite

you stay with it, and don’t do

Take meditation as an example.

meditation instruction that you

anything?

It’s not really that hard — you

can use for any activity actually:

just sit down and pay attention

when you’re meditating and

Smile. This is not trivial advice.

to your body and breath, in the

you feel like getting up, don’t;

If you can smile while being

present moment. You don’t

then when you feel the urge

uncomfortable, you can learn to

have to empty your mind (just

to get up a second time, don’t;

be happy with discomfort, with

notice your thoughts), you

and when you feel the urge to

practice.

don’t have to chant anything

get up a third time, then get up.

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weird, you just sit and pay

So you sit through the urge, the

Repeat this practice daily. It will

attention. If you don’t like

discomfort, twice before finally

be strange, perhaps difficult,

meditation, try a new healthy

giving in the third time. This is

at first, but soon your comfort

food, like kale or raw almonds

a nice balance, so that you’re

zone will expand. If you practice

or quinoa. Or a fairly easy

pushing your comfort zone a

it enough, with different

exercise if you’re sedentary, like

little. You can do this in exercise

activities, your comfort

walking or jogging.

and many other activities —

zone will expand to include

push a little.

discomfort. And then you can

Just do a little. You don’t have

master the universe.

to start by doing 30 minutes of

Watch the discomfort.

something you’re not used to

Watch yourself as you get

doing. Just do a few minutes.

a bit uncomfortable — are

Just start.

you starting to complain (internally)? Are you looking

Push out of your comfort zone,

for ways to avoid it? Where do

a little. My friend and Zen priest

you turn to? What happens if

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Pick something that’s not hard.


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The New Rules of

TEXT: LEO BABAUTA IMAGE: STOCK XCHNG

FITNESS We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new.

The old: long sessions

of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in a women-oriented fitness center, taking danceaerobic or kickboxingaerobic classes. There’s nothing wrong with all that, but it’s not how we live today. Today, we live online, in a world of Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest, of Gmail and iPhones. The way we live and think online isn’t at all how we think about fitness. Let’s take a cue from how we actually live and think today, and change up fitness.

The new:

SMALL

In the world of tweets and SMS, long classess or gym workouts just don’t seem to fit. We don’t have time for all of that. So toss out the workout, and instead think of fitness as small as a tweet. Sprint up a hill after getting off the train. Sprint up the stairs as you enter the office. Do some squats after sitting for 30 minutes. Let’s call it a fitness bit instead of a workout.

DISTRIBUTED

Everything out there in the cloud these days is not just on one server but distributed across many. Do bits of exercise throughout the day, distributed among all the other little tasks you’re doing. Do some yoga sun salutations in the morning, a bit of sprinting on the way to work, etc. It breaks up all the sitting you usually do, which is a good thing.

FUN

SOCIAL

Why is fitness so

We rarely do anything online or offline

boring to so many

without sharing it, or collaborating

people? They’re doing

with others. So share your fitness bits,

it wrong. It’s fun as

or do them with others.

hell. If you’ve been doing exercise you

OPEN

hate, find something

Share your best methods and learn from

funner: a sport, playing

each other. Find a good way, like open-

with your kids, running

source software has, to collaborate and

with a good friend.

improve fitness methods.

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FAST

These days, the best services allow you to

Remove anything that keeps you from

export your data anytime you want, and you

doing a fitness bit, remove any heavy

can take that data anywhere you want. Do the

stuff that slows you down before

same for exercise. Just do it wherever you are.

exercise. What are some of the barriers? Having to go to a gym, sign up for a class, get some clothes or equipment.


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