Peter Hollins

Mental Models

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    that our desires are masquerading as needs
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    reversible decisions: they may inspire more possibilities and give you more flexibility, but they should still be based on facts—not unfounded projections, wishes, or excessive emotion
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    Reversing a decision is rarely going back on your word; it’s just adjusting your position in the face of new information
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    Add this to your decision-making analysis: how can I make this decision reversible, and what would it take? Can I do it?
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    The circumstances where you would feel more comfortable taking immediate action are all more reversible in nature
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    : if you take this course of action, what effect will it have if it succeeds or fails? What do those outcomes look like? What do semi-success and semi-failure look like
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    If you tip this domino, which other dominoes will you be unable to tip because of time or effort (opportunity cost)
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    What’s the first domino to fall after a decision? Now what are the three paths that can lead to? And where do those lead?
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    I step on a nail, and I jump to the side in pain and end up falling off a cliff
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    The mistake is thinking of “important” and “urgent” as synonymous and not realizing the huge gulf of difference between the two terms and how you should prioritize them. The ability to distinguish the two is a key step in lowering your anxiety, stopping procrastination, and making sure that you are acting in an optimized way.
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    Visualize all the dominoes, otherwise known as second-order thinking.
    This is simply trying to project into the future and extrapolate a range of consequences that you can use to conduct a cost-benefit analysis for your decisions or solutions
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    Just because something appears to demand a quick response doesn’t mean you should give it, and just because something is slowly ticking in the background doesn’t mean you should ignore it
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    Urgent task: These simply demand immediacy and speed, and usually come from other people.
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    Hanlon’s Razor forces you to take your offended ego out of a situation and analyze it with everyone’s best intentions in mind.
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    Empathy is a mental model in itself.
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    Relying on humans is not a smart move because humans are, by and large, careless idiots—myself absolutely included.
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    Etorre’s Observation: The other line always moves faster
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    We’re a lazy species that doesn’t want to do anymore than what is necessary at the present moment.
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    “missing the forest for the trees.”
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    Goldovsky error, and it is a type of small error that is easily spotted only by people who lack experience in a field.
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