Focus on the road not the wall

An interesting essay on being the CEO by Ben Horowitz. The ideas he suggests for managing your own psychology as a CEO also appears useful in general. The following stood out for me:

Focus on the road not the wall

Focusing on things that need to be done and not focusing on things that bring your project down can help you finish your project and not go crashing into a wall :-).

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Insight Into Us

Unless we have a reason for being active we choose to do nothing – an
evolutionary vestige that ensures we conserve energy.

From here. I am thinking of collecting observations like these about humans that can help “hack” our behaviors towards “betterment”. For example this observation could be used to design activities like exercise or eating in a manner that will encourage us to “good” behavior.

Will tag such observations as “hack-thought”.

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