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If you've been following me, you know it's not the usual boilerplate.
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I can either play by them or choose a different game to play.
Failures are life's way to tell me I'm not respecting its rules.
Game rules are often an expression of timeless principles to be uncovered by the players, through trial & error.
As we progress through stages in life, rules change.
What was good for us in one stage, might not be as good in the next.
Doing more of what worked is seldom the answer.
As you progress, unlearn what worked and learn what will.
Childhood: after you grow, you are given more responsibilities.
Adulthood: after you take responsibilities, you grow (promotion, get partner, etc.)
Many miss the latter, because in school we're only taught the former.
The very important never feels urgent.
On our deathbed the very important finally has a deadline.
Do not wait for that. Make the very important urgent.
There are many reasons for which problems appear. However, there is a single one for which they grow: if they are ignored.
Perhaps, what you are doing is not the most effective way to reach your result. Perhaps you're only doing because the alternatives were scary.
Or perhaps not. But it's always worth to check your assumptions.
“If you keep doing what you’re currently doing, how will your life be in 10 years?”
How should you modify your practice and your environment so that you're more consistent and learn more?
The problem with addictions (even though not proper clinical addictions) is that they take away time, energy & money that could be used towards bringing you closer to the life you desire.
Moreover, that's a great way to ensure you learn something rather than to reject evidence.
Willpower should be spent almost exclusively to improve them.
Narcissism (caring more about yourself - or about what your work tells about yourself - than about the work itself) is what prevents you from getting the feedback which will make you grow in the right direction.
- give you something to be happy for even if your day was terrible
- keep you on your path of self-improvement
- actually be helpful
- things which are good for your self-respect usually compound
We shouldn’t wish for a permanent state of happiness which would relieve us from action. We should wish for the opportunity of permanently take actions which make us happy.