Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #060 – Don't be a fool.When one craves something enough, one can tend to ignore all obvious evidence against that desire. We fool ourselves. With someone else we might play the skeptic, yet when counseling ourselves, we blindly trust our own judgement. Richard P. Feynman warned us against this:"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool."Because humans are evidence collecting machines, we are at great risk of confirmation bias. Once we decide something is 'true,' everything we experience will seem to support that 'truth.' Remember all of the scientific evidence telling us that breaking the 4 minute mile was impossible?Bottom line: Test everything! Test your thoughts. Test your beliefs. Test your facts.What are you making up and making true?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, April 1, 2019

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #060 – Don’t be a fool.

When one craves something enough, one can tend to ignore all obvious evidence against that desire. We fool ourselves. With someone else we might play the skeptic, yet when counseling ourselves, we blindly trust our own judgement. Richard P. Feynman warned us against this:

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”

Because humans are evidence collecting machines, we are at great risk of confirmation bias. Once we decide something is ‘true,’ everything we experience will seem to support that ‘truth.’ Remember all of the scientific evidence telling us that breaking the 4 minute mile was impossible?

Bottom line: Test everything! Test your thoughts. Test your beliefs. Test your facts.

What are you making up and making true?

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