Change The Way You Think



Often, our most intense discomfort is what precedes and necessitates thinking in a way we have never conceived of before. That new awareness creates possibilities that would never exist had we not been forced to learn something new.

That’s Brianna Wiest from her book, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You think.

Her meditations include why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. Regardless, each will leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.

101 essays sounds daunting, more like work than pleasure, but if you read one essay (and some are quite short) a day, your life can change in less than 4 months.

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t benefit from gaining flexibility with ideas they’ve treated as sacrosanct their entire lives.