I saw someone save his own life today.
Some things happen slowly, but conversion can be fast. That moment when someone’s entire frame of mind changes and they can’t continue to act as they did before.
When someone walks into the office and you’re not sure if it’s their twin.
The formal word for it is metanoia.
If people are stuck in the wrong mindset, these moments are how they save their lives, all at once.
And when they save themselves, they create more space to save others too.
If you can change people’s minds, you can change the world.
We don’t think enough about how that happens. We forget it’s even possible.
But it’s real. I saw it today.
Here’s Scott Adams on the art of persuasion. Self-recommending.