Progressing from cake to kids

Hi friends,

At 35, I want to create a beautiful future for my two kids.

But at 25, I wanted to be Luciano Pavarotti.

At 15, I wanted girls to notice me.

At 5, I just wanted cake.

Letting go of old beliefs and desires makes room for something new. Which is such a blessing: how else could we want different things at different ages?

Letting go, usually, lets something much better and more meaningful come into your life (see: my own progression from cake to kids).

You can’t become “The Better You” unless some part of “Today You” dies. And while that’s often tough, it unlocks something powerful as well.

One thing I’ve noticed is that the process of letting go of old beliefs and desires is so very slow, that it’s basically indiscernible except in retrospect.

🗝️ But noticing that you are alwayschanging, whether or not you chose the change, is one of the secret ingredients to growth

Instead of just letting your transformation happen slowly over decades, without much of your input, what if you start writing the script for your transformation?

What if you fire the writers and become the author?

For me, that looks like

It’s a lot more fun to hop in the driver’s seat.

Have a wonderful week!


♥️ My Favorite Idea this Week

Medicine 3.0 ⇒ challenging the assumptions of the $5-trillion-a-year American health care system

🔎 Medicine 1.0 was Hippocrates until the mid-19th century. Basically, very flawed anecdotal observations.

🦠 Medicine 2.0 was germ theory to antibiotics, both of which transformed civilization. This is our current system, where we are exceptionally good at temporarily stopping diseases, and exceptionally bad at stopping them from showing up in the first place.

💪 Medicine 3.0 is beginning now, as cutting edge health care moves towards prevention, individual-tailored treatments, building health not just fixing diseases, replacing the “wait until your body breaks” model of health care, and a focus on healthspan over lifespan.

- from Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD

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✍️ Quote of the Week

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

April 19, 2023