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Mastery list - ordered. 2020-12-30 03:08:43

Yesterday I shared the list of things I would like to develop a high level of mastery for. It was an unordered list. When Brandon and Sir Abe commented on the post, the idea of prioritizing the list to identify next steps. 
Original List
1. Power
2. Corruption
3. Bias
4. Cognitive dissonance
5. Leadership
6. Decision making
7. Influence/Persuasion 
8. Failure
9. Fear
10 Placebo effect 

Ordered List - #1 being the most important:

1. Decision making
This is #1 cause it is the skill I need to work on the most. This skill affects every area of life - career, social, health, business - everything. If someone can master the ability to make good decisions, make them in a timely fashion and have a system to do it without analysis paralysis, that would be a super power. 

2. Placebo effect
This to me just means having more control over the mind. If I can get good at being able to use my mind towards what I want in health - everything else will be much easier. Compared to expensive treatment and supplements, using my own mind for free towards a more health life is a no-brainer. 

3. Influence/Persuasion 
This is #3 cause in order to be successful, I would need to be able to work and influence others. The ability to persuade means there will be more quality of life - better relationships, teams and in general less friction and hurdles which translates to getting things done faster and better.. 

The remaking 4 - 10 are all relative and influenced by the top 3. 

4. Bias 
5. Leadership
6. Power
7. Corruption
8. Fear
9. Cognitive dissonance
10. Failure

 I am very curious to see what is the top 3 for other people and why. 

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I think that's a solid top three. Regarding #1, I have a book in mind that I haven't read but it's been on my radar How to Decide by Annie Duke--https://amzn.to/3o1Bdvo
2020-12-30 15:02:15
After reading your reason for #1 I feel kind of convinced that I should focus on that one too rather than what I was thinking my #1(persuasion) was. How persuasive of you. haha.

I do think that there is something underlying decision making though that I might be even more interested in. In a lot of contemporary habit literature emphasizes how most of what looks like our daily decisions aren't made that day but are already made for us from decisions past that became habits.  

But myabe that can be categorized under decision making as well? 
2020-12-30 19:09:00
Thank you Brandon - I have already bought that book along with a few similar ones this past month in preparation for the mastery project. 

2020-12-30 23:02:55
Yes persuasion was the #1 for me almost all my life Sir Abe. Hence the focus on spoken communication. But the more I focus on how I can do things better in the future and what lessons I can learn from my failures in the past, decision making was the obvious choice for me. Particularly seeing how it is essential in so many aspects of life. 
I am yet to start my deliberate studying of decision making so I can't confirm if there is a habit component to it. I would think that not rushing to make decision that have a profound impact may be a good habit but I am still a student. I will share what I learn along the way. 
2020-12-30 23:07:10