A belief is a personal perspective constructed out of pieces of information and experiences that we have. Beliefs are influenced by many. The believe can be a perspective on anything from “what is the best burrito in SF?” to “how did the universe begin and how will it end?” to “how easy should it be to buy a gun?” and beyond.
This is a public, living, dying, document that I created as an experiment one Sunday in April of 2012, and has been revised at least yearly ever since. Brief timeline of that history here. Maintaining it has become one of the most treasured activities in my life. It’s a way for me to remember who I am, catch inconsistencies in how I respond to different events in the world, react to current events from a position of how I believe the world is, should be, and will become. I’ve updated it at least once a year since 2012, and all changes are tracked. Rather than attempting to avoid all errors in this doc, I’m attempting to be as specific as possible and to quickly correct errors when they become apparent.
My main goal here is to get smarter over time by identifying new connections and inconsistencies so I can course-correct when necessary. A secondary goal is that I’d also like to extend an invitiation for others to spark conversations with me about anything they find interesting and to also help keep me accountable.
Some most definitely are. These beliefs are my best guess and articulation of my own beliefs, which were inherited and molded partly by the environment I’ve lived in, partly by the people around me, and partly by my own interpretation of life experiences. Your mileage may vary. Caveat lector.
My beliefs are constantly changing, and so are the tools I use to share them.
Tony adapted the codex project to his coaching program and made some great improvements to it.
A book that captures everything that you think is worth knowing about your life. Doesn't have to be a real book.