“The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishen Lakhiani offers insights and lessons to help readers question conventional ideas, set personal goals, and create an extraordinary life.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
Here are ten key lessons from the book:
- Transcend the Culturescape: Be aware of the culture scape – the societal norms, beliefs, and rules that influence our decisions. Learn to question these rules and differentiate between those that serve your growth and those that don’t.
- Embrace the Consciousness Engineering Model: This model encourages you to upgrade your beliefs (software) and habits (hardware) to create a more fulfilling life.
- Question the Brules: “Bullsh*t Rules” are societal norms that may not serve your personal growth. Learn to question them and decide which ones to follow or discard.
- Set Goals Using the Three Most Important Questions (3MIQ): Instead of traditional goal-setting methods, use these three questions to identify what you truly want: What experiences do you want to have? How do you want to grow? And how can you contribute to the world?
- Practice the Art of Bending Reality: Belief in your ability to shape your reality and pursue goals with unwavering focus. Combine a clear vision with inspired action to create the life you want.
- Develop Your Intuition: Cultivate your intuition and learn to trust it as an essential tool for making decisions and guiding your life.
- Embrace a Growth Mindset: Foster a growth mindset emphasizing continuous learning, embracing challenges, and adapting to change.
- Practice Gratitude: Regularly practice gratitude to cultivate a positive mindset and increase happiness and success.
- Develop Meaningful Connections: Build and maintain strong relationships with like-minded individuals who support your growth and share your values.
- Contribute to the World: Seek ways to positively impact the world, aligning your passions and talents with the greater good. This will benefit others and bring more meaning and fulfillment to your life.