Virtually nobody knows what the fuck they’re talking about. You can read about strategies and techniques all day long and not get any closer to a working life.
When most people get their first big win in the stock market, their first instinct is to lock in their win. This is actually a huge mistake.
I’m plagued by occasional bouts of regret. A scenario that happened 25 years ago pops into my head and stings. When this happens I literally jump in the air like I’ve been stung by an actual insect. I inhale sharply and sometimes even whimper. I glance around to see if anyone saw it happen, and if they now realize that I’m not as together as I try to pretend.
It helps a little to know that most people are sort of unsatisfied, most of the time.
I try not to think too hard about the future. It will get here when it gets here. Being too nervous about it ruins my life now. Being too excited about it means I stop focusing on the things that are great about my life right now.
The other day I was working on a hard problem. I couldn’t solve it. I woke up the next morning knowing exactly what to do.
Expertise is overrated. Don’t underestimate the impact that your diverse life experience can have on a new field.
Maybe today is a good day to take it easy on yourself. We all need a day now and then to rejuvenate. Take some deep breaths, and do something you love. Try something new. Or just sit and be lazy. Go easy.
There’s a quote I like. I don’t remember where I heard it, unfortunately, or I’d give credit. I also can’t find attribution online, probably because I’ve got the wording wrong, but it’s important so here it is anyway.