You know who has low expectations of you? Total strangers. That makes it really easy to exceed their expectations and give them a warm glow of pleasant surprise.
I acted in a play a few years ago. Acting is exhausting, especially when you also have a regular life (and go to all of the afterparties).
Everyone feels bad about things sometimes. The question is what happens next. Are you able to direct those feelings into something constructive?
Some of the tools and techniques described in Tim Ferriss’ classic book The Four Hour Workweek are no longer available or viable. I was disappointed about that until I heard him describe the situation on a podcast.
How to feel better:
I think my habit formation muscle might be broken.
Drink lots of water.
Okay, so we know about (finite and infinite games)[/2019/06/finite-games.html]. Finite games are where the objective is to end the game and win, and infinite games are where the objective is to keep the game going as long as possible. Your life is better when you participate in more infinite games. They’re harder to play, but they’re more fulfilling.
I had a conversation with a friend the other day which blew my mind.
Bill Gates said that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what they can do in ten years.