Mark Manson on Self-Knowledge

Mark Manson on Self-Knowledge

The Greeks are said to have inscribed “Know Thyself” on their ancient temples, inviting their people to take a moment and question their motivations and their actions on occasion.
The pursuit of self-knowledge is at the heart of most religions and philosophical pursuits across the world. It seems that an unfortunate side effect of the brain’s marvellous ability to question everything is the brain’s ability to question itself.
“Who am I? Why do I do the things I do? Can I change?”
These are questions that inevitably plague us all in one form or another. And while I don’t believe there’s ever a permanent answer to any of them, we can become better at investigating ourselves.
(That sounded kind of dirty.)
It turns out that psychology has uncovered numerous ways in which our beliefs about ourselves affect not only our behaviours ut our successes in this world. People who believe they are smarter actually do better on tests, even though they aren’t smarter and haven’t studied any more than the average student. People who believe they are given an energy drink are able to lift more weight than normal, even though the drink they were given contained nothing special. People who believe they need less sleep actually do perform better under less sleep than those who do not.
Beliefs are powerful. And because they are powerful, we must learn to train our mind to observe them and question them.
This short ebook contains three ideas that are designed to help you do that:
1. Your Two Minds
2. Believe What’s Helpful, Not What’s True
3. The Prime Belief
Hopefully, by the end, you will find yourself much more
comfortable questioning yourself and opening to new ideas
you had never considered before.

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  • Bart

    This short ebook is a compilation of three long articles. But, since it's free to download for anyone, I won't complain about that at all (as I did about other books which you had to pay for, but stil...

  • Demi Yilmaz

    It is not exactly a book but 3 articles put together. If you feel that you have a good knowledge of Zen, then this book wouldn't provide much value. But other than that it is a good read.Summary Part1...

  • Beshr Nammouz

    كتيب صغير ومفيد، أنصح بقراءته. أحب كتابات مارك مانسون بالمجمل وهو أفضل من قرأت له في مجال تعليم الناس كيفية ال...

  • Maria

    I'm blown away by Manson's ability to convey in a readable, understandable style how to deal with my often unhelpful thoughts and emotions. He is not a trained therapist, but he employs many scientifi...

  • Bethari Bunga

    “Who am I? Why do I do the things I do? Can I change?” are the questions we have everyday. This book explored these questions, in a way that made me understand WHY I have these questions, and HOW ...

  • Harnoor

    This book talks about 3 main ideas:-#1. We all have Two minds:-The thinking Brain, & Observing Brain (this concept is taken from Buddhism as well as ALT - acceptance & commitment therapy. -We shouldn'...

  • Gubby

    I did not expect my first book finished in 2019 to be an e-book but here we are. It was a nice reintroduction to the concept of the thinker and the observer. I've read about "becoming the observer" in...

  • Daniel Cho

    A short e-book on how we can change by taking responsibility of our circumstances and what happen to us. You can control your actions when you feel anger, anxiety, fear, etc by consciously changing so...

  • minyi ngai

    “I deal with fear and worry by dealing with fear and worry.”-Mark.M. This has got to be my favourite quote from this short read. 3 short articles put together that clearly conveyed his messages on...

  • Rodrigo Suguimoto

    I'm a big fan of Mark's writing since I've read his book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck. Without subtleness, he clearly transmits his messages. This short ebook is a great way to start reading a...