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Being stuck on a problem is the commonest trouble of all. It’s the default state, the starting point. It’s a sign you found something worth solving.
New Year’s resolutions fail because they are goals without a process to back them. Sure, chose an ambitious goal, but don’t stop there. Identify small actions you can take frequently to increase your likelihood of succeeding.
Oftentimes, putting a little extra work, time, money into something today result in better outcomes in the long run.
If you want to level up the quality of your thinking, David Deutsch’s The Beginning of Infinity is the book to read. It will change how you think problem-solving, optimism, and rationality.
When talking about processes and how they can be improved, it pays to use a precise vocabulary. Ceej Silverio’s definition of formality, ceremony, toil, and friction is a great starting point.
Ten years ago, I left Italy on a one-way ticket to London. I had no job lined up and no long-term accommodation. In the end, things turned out fine. If I could meet my younger self, here are ten things I would tell him.
Every bug has the potential to degenerate in a catastrophic incident. Adopting a policy of fixing bugs as soon as they are reported can work as a risk mitigation strategy.
Once you found a productivity setup that works for you, tweaking it will only deliver minor improvements. It won’t make it any easier to get your actual work done. Don’t let bike shedding distract you from showing up and doing the work.
Tomorrow hasn’t happened yet, a Jazz legend’s advice on how to rebound from mistake, and a strategy for implementing changes.
“Don’t break the chain” is great advice, but it’s fragile. All chain breaks eventually. It’s what you do when the chain breaks that makes a difference.
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