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METAPHOR - Power of Human Imagination

A picture paints a thousand words...

A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another.

Here are my top 3 Mental Models graphically explained with Metaphor with related Maxims, which are foundation of my thinking:

3 examples of Metaphor


“Time is Money”. - Benjamin Franklin

Metaphor - Time is Money
Metaphor - Time is Money

Related Maxims

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” - Jim Rohn

“The way we spend our time defines who we are.”- Jonathan Estrin

“Time is the ultimate currency.” - Elon Musk


“In the short term, you are as good as your intensity. In the long term, you are only as good as your consistency.” - Shane Perish

Metaphor - Consistency
Metaphor - Consistency

Related Maxims

“Consistency beats inspiration.” - Daniel Pink

“The rarest of all human qualities is consistency.” - Jeremy Bentham

“One cannot live without inconsistency” - Carl Jung


“The secret of success is an ungovernable curiosity.” - Larry King

Metaphor - Curiosity
Metaphor - Curiosity

Related Maxims

“Intelligence follows curiosity.” - James Clear

“The ultimate unfair advantage is curiosity” - Justin Mikolay

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” - Albert Einstein

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