I remember reading my first self-help book and feeling like I had unlocked the cheat code to living. I also remember realising how little these books helped me in the grand scale of things.
Still, the desire to find the secret sauce never waned. Cut to the era of YouTube, and now, instead of books, I can access videos and podcasts on all things productivity.
The danger of that is it locks me into the same pattern of trying to find the silver bullet from these ‘authorities’.
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about taking advice from successful people, it’s that survivorship bias exists.Continue reading