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A Brighter Tomorrow

With a pioneer mindset, humanity’s golden age lies ahead.

The year is 2046.


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A Brighter Tomorrow

How to ignite a second renaissance in the West

America has been through a lot in the last twenty years:

  • Endless foreign wars on multiple fronts (2001, 2003-onward);
  • The 2008 financial meltdown;
  • Racial inequality & division;
  • Dysfunction, & government shutdowns;
  • Education costs, degree inflation, and student loan debt stifling innovation;
  • Supply constraints, pervasive red tape, & not-in-my-backyard (“NIMBY”) policies increasing housing costs.
  • The election of Donald Trump, and the straining of Western alliances;
  • National debt of $26.5 trillion (more than $80,300 per person — including children);
  • The loss of trust in objective truth online;
  • A public health nightmare in the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic; and
  • A loss of love for this nation among its domestic youth — and of what made it great in the first place. …


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Simplify, Meditate, Walk with Nature, Organize

What Makes Some Brains More Focused Than Others? | Marvin Chun | TEDxKFAS

In this TEDx talk, neuroscience researcher Marvin Chun discusses the limits of the brain’s potential to multitask. He provides three tips for improving concentration — “simplify, relax, unitask.”


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Self-Determination

3 tips to shape today’s dreams into tomorrow’s reality.

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

December 1, 2021 — what does the image conjure in your mind?

  • Your thoughts, and your relationship with them (shaped through contemplative practices);
  • Your assumptions about yourself;
  • Your daily habits, conscious or not;
  • Your plans;
  • Your mood, and your outlook;
  • Your health.

Every choice matters. Even your subconscious shapes what’s coming for you.


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Find your cause and fight relentlessly for it.

Do you ever wonder how “breakout” success happens?


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Self-Determination

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either.

“A little action often spurs a lot of momentum.”
Noah Scalin

In any new endeavor, the first 4–12 weeks are the hardest part.

  • Your performance is weakest — you have the most adaptation and growth ahead of you.
  • You are constantly improving — you have to face your failures every day.
  • You have the greatest need for resilience — it’s very easy to adopt a negative self-image in the face of what seems to be repeated failure.
  • Your improvement is “stealth” — competitors are so far ahead of you that even rapid improvement may not be noticeable. …

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Self Determination

Clarity, Concision, Organization, Conviction, Reason

1 — Clarity

Say what you’re going to say, then move on.

Anything worth saying is worth saying simply.

2 — Concision

Don’t waste words.


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A Brighter Tomorrow

An abundance mindset brings an abundant future.

Tennis is different from most other sports. There’s no one on the court but you.

I lost every tournament match I played, 0–6, 0–6.

The first loss was to the number-one seed in a big tournament. You’re expected to lose to the top seed. This is the top player in the tournament (usually a regional or national player), risking his rank by playing in the first place. You’re expected to lose. Think of all of the matches Federer or Djokovic or Williams play against unnamed players before they ever make it to the ones you see on TV. …


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Leadership

Build an environment of trust, common purpose, and self-sacrifice.

Situation A

You have a high-value project coming up. Several, actually.


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Leadership

All businesses run on trust.

Warren Buffett famously emphasizes integrity in hiring for any position.

There’s a reason for that.

Betrayal is the lowest circle of Dante’s inferno.

Trust is the only thing that allows us to co-exist in an ordered society.

About

C. C. Francis

Author | Law & Policy Writer

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