Is your mind working against you?

Jason Knapp
6 min readOct 31, 2019

In my effort over the last few years to improve my physical and mental health after a couple of middle-age warning signs, I have tried a lot of techniques and services. If you listen to the promotions, it’s easy to think that you just need to find the right one to suddenly unlock the key to being happy and thin.

I’ve also observed in myself the mind’s penchant for sabotaging such efforts as it does what it does best, being good at things we do regularly, and finding patterns in sparse data and short term trends. Start the latest fad diet and lose a few pounds (which…



Jason Knapp—Entrepreneur @, angel syndicate lead, startup advisory, product/development services, husband to @knappleton, fascinated w the future