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Less Wrong (79 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 21

Hey, Iā€™m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, striking reflections to discover your life purpose, break negative cycles, and reduce anxiety.


9 Thought-Provoking Reflections

79 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

9. Most people have a desire to find and master a craft, being the best at it, and show everyone how good they are. Few see that mastering anything means having fun with something that's not too simple, not too hard, repeating that a million times. tweet now
8. Maximum fun = Taking things seriously + Remembering it's all a game. tweet now
7. Monks have it pretty easy. All you have to do is seek universal truth in a constant fight to unveil the real self facing inner demons. Try to deal with JIRA tickets and Slack all week. tweet now

6. Staying focused while using multitasking tech requires inhuman levels of willpower. Try single-task devices. E-ink reader = reading. Music player = listening. Offline laptop = writing. tweet now
5. Try, try, try. After that, try. Then, try. And, once you are done, try again. tweet now
4. If you don't try, your chances to succeed are exactly 0%. tweet now
3. The value of learning slowly is understanding deeply. tweet now
2. Answering fast = looking smart. Taking your time to answer = being smart. tweet now
1. Improvement is being less wrong than your past self. tweet now

Deep Dive: Less Wrong

A few more seconds, deeper reflections.

The desire to be the best at something often comes from a place of insecurity. We want to prove to ourselves and others that we are worthy of attention and respect. But in the quest to be perfect, we often forget to have fun with what we are doing.

Could mastery also be not about getting things right all the time, but about enjoying the process? About finding balance between serious intent, and remembering that it's all a game? About trying again and again, even when we fail? Improvement does not mean being perfect, but being less wrong than we were yesterday.

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