On Implementation 2
The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?” (Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I implement this wisdom?”
“Here’s a few ideas.
Use the question as a filter.
Whenever you look at a set of options, ask yourself:
What would excite me?
Order the options based on how exciting they are; eliminate the unexciting ones.
Expand the question.
For instance, you can use it in the context of Self-Awareness.
Ask yourself about the activity you’re engaged in,
How exciting is this?
You always have two choices:
– change the activity to a more exciting one (selective)
– make the activity (more) exciting (creative)
As concerns the latter, ask yourself:
How can I make this exciting?
How can I beautify this?
How can I play with this?
How can I make it fun?
You can also use it in the context of habit creation.
Remember James Clear’s four rules.”
“Make it obvious. (Cue)
Make it attractive. (Craving)
Make it easy. (Response)
Make it satisfying. (Reward)”
“You can upgrade the third one to,
Make it exciting.
Which brings us back to,
How can I make this exciting?”