Environment, not discipline
I have a theory.
It goes like this: the environment and the people around you control who you are much more than discipline and growth hacks.
If accurate, this theory — though unproven scientifically because I am in the business of writing and not in the business of proving things scientifically — has certain implications for us humans.
Instead of jerking off on willpower and forcing ourselves to do things — e.g., run 10 miles before breakfast, read good books, be nice, don’t drink too much, don’t binge-eat on that box of cookies…