Tight feedback loops are seductive because they give us the feeling of rapid improvement. And it’s true that in the early stages of learning a craft, tight feedback loops do help us improve quickly.
Preference changing takes the skill of habit formation to the next level.
Inversion asks, “what if something was the opposite?” Dimensional decoupling asks, “what if something wasn’t an opposite?”
By overcoming our fears, we can comfortably adopt a “Yes, And” mindset when appropriate, and learn to accept other people’s offers.
Improve our understanding of others
Wouldn’t it be useful to improve our understanding of how other people think and feel?
Be the baby with a hammer
Conventional wisdom warns against being fascinated by a new idea and applying it to everything. But the reverse is true; we should deliberately apply new ideas more than it seems necessary.