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This Episode references Episode 42 Entitled Level-Up.  If you’d like to fully understand the reference, please check out that episode first.


Learning has compound effects.


Knowing addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the rules of algebra has a compound effect that allows the learning of calculus to be much easier.  At least if it is compared to an attempt to learn calculus with no previous exposure or understanding of any mathematics.


The cumulative effect of these compounding tools allows the brain to LEVEL-UP it’s abilities.


Might the structure of this process be applied to the brain, our well-being, our personality on a larger scale?


How do we institute virtuous cycles of growth within the brain?


What might the results be if we compound a 10% improvement in:


Our fitness,

Our mindfulness,

Our diet,


Might improvement in one area aide improvement in another?


Can improvements in mindfulness help us make better choices with our diet?  Can slowing down and being more thoughtful give us a better chance, a higher probability of making a better, healthier choice?


Can a better diet perhaps give us more energy to bring to the gym and power us through those first tough work-outs?


Can the neurological byproducts of exercise, such as phenethylamine, anandamide, and endorphins, help us have a positive impact on mindfulness exercises?  Most definitely.



Can small improvements in these three areas have, not only a compound effect, but a circular-compounding effect.  Each benefits another in a a circular fashion.


This is a simple example of a virtuous cycle.  Like a spiral staircase, each effort and improvement in one area creates a stronger platform, a higher probability for the next area to go well.



With a few of the right moves, and some consistency, can we send our minds on a new trajectory?  One that spirals upwards?  A trajectory that helps us LEVEL-UP.

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