The greatest barrier toward self reflection, analysis, and action is not apathy or a lack of intelligence, but the ocean of distractions that pull you away from these activities.
Anyone can describe their problems, complainers do it every day. People who want to improve their circumstances analyze their lives.
Cliche, but true: what gets measured does get improved. Effective measurement is essential for living an analytical life: it’s key for understanding where your problem areas are, as well as gauging your progress toward a goal over time.
This book is valuable because of the numerous examples of individuals being thoughtful and analytical in their lives.
In 399 BCE Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I believe this to be true, because I believe it is only by examination, reflection, analysis, that we are able to identify our weaknesses and opportunities, and make the best adjustments and decisions we can.