Solving Problems

Read an excellent post the other day by Leo Babauta about turning towards a problem.

Reminded me so much about a book I read 2 years ago called The Flinch by Julien Smith. I highly recommend you buy it. It’ll be the best US$3 you spend.

Some things the book talks about:

  •  The flinch is why you don’t do the work that matters, and why you won’t make the hard decisions.
  • Over a lifetime, those who listen too much build a habit of trust and conformity.
  • Avoiding the flinch withers you, like an old tree that breaks instead of bending in a storm.
  • The anxiety of the flinch is almost always worse than the pain itself.
  • Flinch avoidance means your everyday world becomes a corridor.
  • Train yourself to flinch forward, and your world becomes a series of obstacles to overcome, instead of attacks you have to defend yourself from.
  • If you aren’t willing to sacrifice your comfort, you don’t have what it takes to make a difference.

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