I enjoyed Shane Snow’s conversation with financial journalist Jason Zweig on his Knowledge Project Podcast. Here were a couple of his statements that I wanted to write down for my own edification:
“If you know that you have self-control problems you have to structure your life so that the things that tempt you into bad behavior don’t get surfaced in your stimuli.”
“Improve your mental hygiene. You can’t turn yourself into someone who’s unemotional but you can turn down the amplitude of your own emotions if you change what your exposures are.”
Just some words to live by, and I find that too many fascinating things go in one ear and out the other far too often when I’m listening to podcasts so I plan to start posting some of my favorite tidbits on here more often.