What you measure tends to get paid attention to, and what you pay attention to, tends to get better.
7 practical methods for becoming more of a 'positive deviant'.
Ask an unscripted question. Then see if you can keep the conversation going for more than 2 sentences. Listen and ask for more details.
Notice and count something interesting, become a scientist.
- If you count something interesting you will learn something interesting.
Write something - anything.
Change. Be an early adopter.
Create an orderly life
Positive deviant here means be more than 2 standard deviation above the norm in the range or spectrum of social behaviors. It is easy to be 1 standard deviation above the norm, just by smiling but hard work to apply these behaviors. These behaviors will make you stand out.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Credits — Atul Gawande - Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control. Continue the conversation anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.