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Rule 32 SPEND LONG HOURS IN THE JOY ZONE

When your work contains an element of joy, you learn faster. This is called ludic learning, or learning by playing. What makes it so effective is the space it allows for positive emotions. Emotions drive attention, and attention drives learning. Physiologically, creative play releases endorphins, tiny molecules that put you in a good mood. When you’re happy, you’re more creative. When you’re unhappy, you lose access to your intuition. Happiness and creativity are mutually supportive.

How do you know when you’re in the joy zone? When you lose track of time and all you can think about is the work itself. ...

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