Best Among What I Read Today, The Personal Development Edition – Jan 3rd, 2017

In this edition of Best Among what I read, I would like to share some of the best content that I came across this week, from a personal development perspective.

Focus Is the New Currency of Success

In this post, Anthony Iannarino (who was on the podcast earlier) talks about the importance of where we focus and spend our attention and the impact that this can have on our lives. If there is only one thing that we could improve upon to make the biggest impact in our lives, it would be our ability to focus and do deep work.

You can read the full post here.

Your Body is Your Brain Too

In this post, the author of the Dilbert comics, Scott Adams argues that we dont just think with our brains but also with out body. He goes on to say

I realize that the concept I’m explaining is both obvious and radical at the same time. On one hand, you know from experience that your thoughts are directly influenced by what your body is experiencing. But because you also believe your brain is the special vessel of your free will, consciousness, and soul, you might believe the brain can also make its own independent decisions. It can’t. It is a computer that responds to inputs. Give it the right inputs and you’ll get the right outputs. And your body is the user interface.

You can read the entire post here.

Why You can Change the World

In this short video, the wonderful people who run “The School of Life” YouTube channel share a different perspective on History and share how each one of us, armed with the right perspective has the potential to create history.

You can watch this short video below.

Book recommendation of the Day:

I recently finished listening to the audio version of Cal Newport’s latest book – Deep Work.

We live in a constantly distracted world and are losing the ability to do real deep work. Cal shares with us the importance of doing such deep work and also shares tactics around how we can set ourselves to do deep work. Highly recommended.