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#815 The bad days are more important

“The bad days are more important than the good days. If you write or exercise or meditate or cook when you don’t feel like it, then you maintain the habit. And if you maintain the habit, then all you need is time” – By James Clear

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#814 Will people like it?

Creative Debt is when we consume too much of other people’s content (TV, games, books, movies, social media) instead of creating our own. My personal definition of Creative Wealth is when I’m creating MORE content, and doing so with a focus on creating real art purely for the sake of[…]

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#813 We need to redefine hard work

We need to redefine “hard work” to include “hard thinking.” The person who outsmarts you is out working you. The person who finds shortcuts is out working you. The person with a better strategy is out working you. Usually, the hardest work is thinking of a better way to do[…]

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#811 To perceive a meaningful pattern

Apophenia is : “the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things (such as objects or ideas)” [..] In most ARG-like games apophenia is the plague of designers and players, sometimes leading participants to wander further and further away from the plot and causing designers[…]

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#810 No Excuse For Being Surprised

In the book Of Anger, Seneca draws on Fabius to teach a lesson from war that every citizen and leader and business person should be familiar with: “Fabius used to say that the basest excuse for a commanding officer is ‘I didn’t think it would happen,’ but I say it’s[…]

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#809 Fighting an unwinnable battle

Today, you won’t control the external events that happen. Is that scary? A little, but it’s balanced when we see that we can control our opinion about those events. You decide whether they’re good or bad, whether they’re fair or unfair. You don’t control the situation, but you control what[…]

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#808 To pursue something moving

But we delay and divert. It’s easier to yell at someone for doing something wrong than to yell in pride about something we did right. It’s easier to seek amusement than to pursue something moving. – Cal Newport @ Favorable Conditions Never Come

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#807 We’ve done this a lot!

If we were talking in America in the 1920s or 1930s, the difference between Irish people and Italian people would have been enormous. I have some friends who got married in the 1960s, he was from an Italian background, she was from an Irish background, and when they got married[…]

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#806 Physically distancing yourself

From Harvard Business Review, the authors of the latter explained the effect of reducing cognition: “This cognitive capacity is critical for helping us learn, reason, and develop creative ideas. In this way, even a small effect on cognitive capacity can have a big impact, considering the billions of smartphone owners[…]

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