Black Hole Focus by Isaiah Hankel

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Summary Notes

“The only way to fulfill a worthwhile purpose for your life is to focus on what is causing you pain, and then make a decision to never experience that pain again.”

“So, what are your prime needs? It turns out, in the universe of human needs there are three that sit at the top of the pyramid: growth, connection, and autonomy.”

“Dr Richter found that, under normal conditions, a rat could swim for an average of 15 minutes before giving up and sinking. However, if he rescued the rats just before drowning, dried them off and let them rest briefly, and then put them back into the same buckets of circulating water, the rats could swim an average of 60 hours. Yes, 60 hours. If a rat was temporarily saved, it would survive 240 times longer than if it was not temporarily saved.”

“Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.” – Tim Ferriss”

“Define where you are and what you have, without prejudice, and you will be ready to fulfill your purpose in life.”

“Given these two beliefs, the best course of action is to choose a massive purpose and work your entire life to fulfill it. In other words, choose the tallest mountain peak you can fathom and start climbing. There’s no mountain peak too tall and, even if you fail to reach the summit, the climb itself will fulfill you.”

“If the timeline you set for the objective doesn’t fill you with a sense of urgency and mild panic, shorten it.”

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