How to Take Control of Your Reality | Isaac Lidsky on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Isaac Lidsky, a successful lawyer and entrepreneur who is also blind, discussing how losing his sight led him to realize that sight is a personal virtual reality and how we shape our own reality through our experiences.

The video is an interview with Isaac Lidsky, a successful lawyer, entrepreneur, and author who is also blind. Lidsky discusses how losing his sight led him to realize that sight is not objective truth but a personal virtual reality that we create for ourselves. He also talks about the importance of taking control of our own reality and making choices that lead to a fulfilling life. The interviewer is impressed by Lidsky's accomplishments and his ability to build a mindset that allowed him to achieve success despite his blindness.

  • Isaac Lidsky had an epiphany about blindness and life choices.
  • He has had a successful career in acting, law, and business.
  • Sight is a personal virtual reality that we create for ourselves.
  • The brain uses a lot of resources with sight, but losing sight can increase cognitive abilities.
  • Fear is a natural response but can be destructive, and changing perspective can help overcome it.
  • Shattering illusions can allow us to see through our fears and live fulfilling lives.
  • Visualizing reality and being conscious of self-limiting assumptions can help take control of our reality.
  • Overcoming fear and self-doubt takes effort but is worthwhile.
  • Differentiating between the critic and the strong man can help overcome insecurities.

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Epiphany and Choice

  • Isaac Lidsky had an epiphany when he started to think more about the cane and less about blindness.
  • He realized that everything he thought he knew about going beyond blindness was wrong.
  • He made a connection between the experience of sight and his fears.
  • He realized that life is a choice and that he could choose to have a different life.
  • He believes that if you tell yourself you're going to live a small, unremarkable life, you will.
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Isaac Lidsky's Career

  • Isaac Lidsky began acting in commercials as an infant and was cast in roughly 150 commercials.
  • He landed the role of Weasel on Saved by the Bell: The New Class at the age of 13.
  • He graduated from Harvard at the age of 19 and then Harvard Law shortly thereafter.
  • He became a litigator for the US Justice Department where he argued more than a dozen cases in federal court without losing a single one.
  • He founded an Internet tech company that would later sell for over $230 million.
  • He left his high-paying Manhattan-based international law firm and bought a rapidly failing cement company in Orlando, which he turned around in just five years.
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Living in a Personal Virtual Reality

  • Isaac Lidsky believes that sight is a personal virtual reality that we create for ourselves.
  • He realized that sight is far from objective truth or external reality.
  • Sight implicates our memories, opinions, emotions, and conceptual understanding of the world.
  • We experience sight passively as a direct representation of the world.
  • We shape our reality as we experience it and create our own worlds in every way.
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The Brain's Use of Resources with Sight

  • Isaac Lidsky explains that the brain uses a lot of resources with sight.
  • He says that the brain uses 50% of its resources on vision.
  • He believes that the brain's use of resources with sight is why losing his sight led to an increase in his cognitive abilities.
  • He says that losing his sight allowed him to focus on his other senses and develop his cognitive abilities in new ways.
  • He believes that we can all develop our cognitive abilities in new ways by focusing on our other senses.
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The Illusion of Sight

  • Sight is not everything and is not infallible.
  • Our experience of sight is an abstracted, unique personal virtual world.
  • Only 10% of vision is created from the data that's coming from our eyes.
  • Our brain constructs the world around us.
  • Realizing this empowers us to make choices about what to believe and how to see things.
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The Power of Fear

  • Fear is a natural response that serves an evolutionary purpose.
  • Fear is also powerfully destructive.
  • Fear fills in the unknown and creates worst-case scenarios.
  • These scenarios are machinations of our own mind that we experience as things we know.
  • Changing our perspective on fear can empower us to overcome it.
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The Journey of Losing Sight and Gaining Vision

  • Isaac Lidsky's journey of losing his sight and gaining vision has been immeasurably rewarding and fulfilling.
  • Shattering the illusion of sight allowed him to see through his fears and live a fulfilling life.
  • The only difference between his old life and his new life was perspective.
  • Realizing that the man behind the curtain is just an illusion can be potent in our lives.
  • Changing our ego can empower us to achieve our goals.
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Conclusion

  • Our reality is shaped by our experiences and our perspective.
  • Realizing this can empower us to take control of our reality.
  • Changing our perspective on fear and ego can help us overcome obstacles and achieve our goals.
  • Shattering illusions can allow us to see through our fears and live fulfilling lives.
  • Ultimately, we have the power to shape our own reality.
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Visualizing Reality

  • Isaac Lidsky values himself based on being a learner and admitting when he is wrong.
  • Visualizing the structures of the brain and understanding from an evolutionary perspective why we are set up to be fearful is incredibly powerful.
  • Being aware of the visual tricks that our brain plays on us can help us take control of our reality.
  • We shape our own reality through our experiences and can choose who we want to be and how we want to live our lives in any moment.
  • We can take control of our reality by being conscious of our self-limiting assumptions and misperceptions.
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Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

  • Isaac Lidsky struggles with fear and self-doubt every day.
  • He tries to hold himself accountable for his role in shaping the reality he experiences in every moment.
  • He talks to himself often and goes through the strategies he has developed over the years to overcome his fears and insecurities.
  • Step one is being conscious of our fears and insecurities.
  • It takes effort to overcome our fears and insecurities, but it is worthwhile.
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The Critic and the Strong Man

  • Isaac Lidsky differentiates between the critic and the strong man.
  • The critic is the voice in our head that tells us we are not good enough.
  • The strong man is the voice in our head that tells us we can overcome our fears and insecurities.
  • Isaac Lidsky walks through step by step what his brain was telling him when he bought a toxic company and was on the verge of losing everything.
  • He wanted to surrender gracefully, but he held himself accountable for the choices he was going to make and what he wanted in life.
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Taking Control of Our Reality

  • Isaac Lidsky believes that we can take control of our reality by being conscious of our self-limiting assumptions and misperceptions.
  • We can choose who we want to be and how we want to live our lives in any moment.
  • It takes effort to overcome our fears and insecurities, but it is worthwhile.
  • We can shape our own reality through our experiences.
  • Being aware of the visual tricks that our brain plays on us can help us take control of our reality.
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The Critic and the Strong Man

  • The critic is the voice in our head that tells us what we can't do and keeps us off the field.
  • The critic insists upon perfection, which is impossible and guarantees failure.
  • The critic compares us to others, real or imagined, and swaps out definitions of success or value.
  • The strong man values effort and growth, focusing on the next step and progress rather than perfection.
  • Success for the strong man lies in striving towards a noble pursuit, regardless of the outcome.
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Assessing Decisions and Outcomes

  • Subsequent events cannot determine the quality of actions we take.
  • We must assess decisions and behaviors from the perspective of the time in which they take place.
  • It's important not to read our own press and get too excited about great outcomes if the decisions or journey along the way were less than worthy.
  • We shouldn't beat ourselves up in the face of catastrophic failure or think we're geniuses in the face of great success.
  • The strong man savors the first step and craves it, valuing progress over perfection.
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Overcoming Fear and Limitations

  • Isaac Lidsky lost his sight but realized that sight is a personal virtual reality and we shape our own reality through our experiences.
  • He overcame his fear and limitations by taking control of his reality and not letting his blindness define him.
  • He learned to embrace uncertainty and take risks, recognizing that fear is a natural part of the human experience.
  • He encourages others to challenge their assumptions and beliefs, recognizing that they shape their reality.
  • He believes that we can all take control of our reality and overcome our limitations by embracing our strengths and weaknesses.
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Living a Fulfilling Life

  • Isaac Lidsky believes that living a fulfilling life is about striving towards a noble pursuit and making a positive impact on the world.
  • He encourages people to focus on what they can control and not worry about what they can't.
  • He believes that we should embrace our uniqueness and not compare ourselves to others.
  • He encourages people to be present in the moment and appreciate the beauty of life.
  • He believes that we can all live a fulfilling life by taking control of our reality and embracing our strengths and weaknesses.
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Defining Moments

  • The first step of the strong man conveys victory over the critic.
  • Pay attention to significant moments in life and recognize the strong man inside trying to tell you to overcome fears and self-doubt.
  • Figure out what success means to you personally.
  • Take time to figure out how you want to spend your time and who you want to be.
  • Define your success, purpose, and labor towards it.
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