I wanna be the very best…in AI, robotics and neuroscience!

I’ve got to apply this actionable intelligence

Since reading So good they can’t ignore you by Cal Newport, I have been reflecting on what rare and valuable skills I should acquire/which field(s) I want to build passion in. As Cal explained so eloquently, people are not born with pre-existing passions, rather they develop passion as their skills improve, they gain experience and they get closer to mastery! My own limited experience concurs with his views, hence my identified passions are a result of previous time and effort, I was not born with them.

Inspiration (not motivation)

With this in the back of my mind, the way ahead is clearer thanks to:

Set of the sail

I am not sure of the origin(s) but over time, a hunger to understand myself and reality has been steadily intensifying! At it’s core, human perception of reality is entangled in the mechanics of our bodies which let us explore the world and simultaneously define the limits of our experience. The brain which receives and interprets information from the universe creates our model reality.

In a bid to get closer to the truth of who I am and how I work, my desire is to become the #1 in artificial intelligence, robotics and neuroscience so that I can create a strong AI. Whilst this is much easier said than done, I believe that the intersection of these closely related fields holds a treasure trove of ideas and wisdom. I am willing to invest as much time and energy as it takes. I want to see and become the person it will take to attain this summit. Why? Because I believe that…

Mastering yourself is true power ~ Lao Tzu

Time to get after it.

Fighting to carpe diem

The beginning

A few days before the end of 2015, I established what I believe is a crucial basis of a successful life. At the start it was tough to adhere to with some occasional truancies from the well-chosen habits. However, I am now at a point where not doing it is abhorrent! Why do I feel this way? Simply because the benefits have a powerful impact on the happiness and productivity I obtain from the day.

Below is the routine I’ve created and optimised through non-trivial experimentation and reflection:

System

  1. Body sculpting (commonly known as working out) – 1 hour
  2. Shower & grooming – 30 minutes
  3. Breakfast – 30 minutes
  4. Meditation – 15 minutes
  5. Foundation – 15 minutes
  6. Reflection – 15 minutes
    • Journal 5 things I’m grateful for
    • Journal my emotions
    • Journal my experiences
  7. Strategy – 15 minutes

Benefits

Since starting to make the above system an integral part of my life, I have noticed that I am always mentally enthused, emotionally calmer, spiritually serene and physically energetic throughout the day. My productivity has significantly improved as measured by the number of pomodoros I complete. I find it much easier to adhere to the rest of my schedule whilst also being more flexible and adaptable to unforeseen circumstances!