Getting Things Done

What you'll wish you'd known

  • It's hard to decide what job you want
  • You don't learn in high school waht to do with your life
  • Work forward from promising situations rather than working backwards from a goal:

this ensures that you're using your time efficiently!

  • 'Stay upwind' -> 'work on hard problems'. Treat school like a day job, work at your passions at night. You're wasting far too much time agonizing and procrastinating anyways.

Start working despite not feeling like it

[How to Use the the "2-Minute Rule" to Stop Procrastinating]

[Procrastination is about managing emotions, not time | Hacker News]


  • 'Screw it, let's do it'
  • Start sloppy
  • Start small

[how do you self study?]

[having 'grit']

[how to remember what you read]: implement some of these strategies !!

[Five whys - Wikipedia]

[A Step by Step Guide to Life Prioritization - Tynan]

[Getting Boxes Done]

[Ask HN: How do you develop internal motivation? | Hacker News]

how to do hard things


  • find something similar to the hard thing but easy
  • modify the easy thing to have exacly one thing that is hard
  • do modified thing until it is no longer hard

circle of competence mindset

[Understanding your Circle of Competence: How Warren Buffett Avoids Problems -...]

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