Ah, the pleasant surprise


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.

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Lifestyle judo


Everyone feels bad about things sometimes. The question is what happens next. Are you able to direct those feelings into something constructive?

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Figure it out


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.

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Even more infinite games


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.

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The importance of today


Bill Gates said that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what they can do in ten years.

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