Life Optimizer

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Before the widespread use of smartphones, humanity operated on a different structure. There were distinct times in which you interacted with various forms of content. Whether you’re listening to a story from a coworker, watching your favorite show at home, or shopping for your essentials, there’s a specific time and location associated with each experience. You can probably imagine if you’re old enough, but for most nowadays it’s quick to forget how our connected world is not only transcendent in space, but also in time. Research in psychology, as well as user experience design, tells us that the order in which we receive information is just as important as when, where, and how we receive it. When you start your morning checking your notifications, you’re displacing the mental ability to prepare for the content you’re about to receive. Instead, your morning could be dictated by the “best offer” or the “new” interesting whatever. The important thought you had the day before becomes less valuable as your brain introduces more information to the mixture. As more marketing strategies align with our 24/7 engagement with our smartphones, people are letting their life follow the ebb of campaigns, rather than the flow of their decisions.

Thanks to thought leaders like Socrates, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Buddha, Vilfredo Pareto, Dale Carnegie, Tim Ferris, Alan Weiss, Elon Musk, Ray Dalio, Charlie Munger, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates, we can learn how to engage with content in a manner that’s effective to our lives. In studying the various techniques used by the world’s visionaries and innovators, it became clear that having a method for organizing thoughts, goals, and reflections were all necessary for not just success, but fulfillment.