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Everything is an Opportunity

Productivity

Everything is an Opportunity

Opportunity demands to be heard and seen, but is difficult to spot, mostly because it’s almost always dressed in the raiment of hard work and procrastination. I know that all too well, but I’ve gotten better at seeing through it (after years of trying). Sometimes, it’s easy to spot – an internship or job offer, a response to a cold email or cold call asking to set up a time to speak, or a big break you’ve been waiting for. More often, though, it’s not so easy. It’s a habit that’s like eating your vegetable – it’s good for you...

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Illuminating the Path or: Figuring Out What to Do Next

Productivity

Illuminating the Path or: Figuring Out What to Do Next

The eternal productivity question: What now? I find myself asking that question all the time. Even when I have a lot of tasks to work on, it’s hard – so much to do, how do I know that I’m choosing the right thing to focus on now? Alas, I don’t think there are any easy answers. It’s a trial-and-error sort of thing – do something long enough and you’ll figure out whether or not it’s working. Still, some steps may make it easier. Consider the hardest task that you have to work on. There’s a good chance that if you’ve been...

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The Path of Learning

Learning Meta

The Path of Learning

One of the most important – and difficult – things one should be able to do is learn. That is, to go from a state of knowing nothing on a topic to knowing something on that topic. Obviously, you know something about some things (and perhaps even many things), but undoubtedly there are some things of which you know nothing. As a matter of fact, this is something I’m dealing with at the very moment. I’m trying to learn how to program. It has long been on my mind and I keep coming back to it. Very specifically, I’m trying...

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