The following is an unordered list of life heuristics I try to follow and live by (notice the “try”). I keep adding new ones as I learn from reading and experience.
The complexity of the world is such that it is impossible to think thoroughly through every decisions we make and actions we take. This is where heuristics come handy.
I’ve started making this document after getting inspired from Derek Sivers. I realized I also has many heuristics on my own that I would keep in the back of my head but weren’t formalized in any way.
I felt that starting such document (the original being on my google drive) would lead to multiple benefits: 1) writing down each heuristic would force me to concretize my thinking ; 2) listing them in a document would make them more accessible, easy to review and eventually transform these abstract concepts into practical tools; 3) making them shareable would allow me to get feedback and debate about their application.
I would love to hear what are your heuristics. If you feel like sharing, contact me.