I came across the below commonsense financial advice in James Clear’s newsletter.
Sasha Aickin, former CTO at Redfin, shares some financial advice from his grandmother:
“When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it.”
A few years back, I watched a YouTube video of Henry Rollins where he talks about one decision that his life. At that time, I did not know who Henry Rollins was and even now I do not know who he is.
After many years, the YouTube algorithm recommended the same video. I chuckled and watched it. The “one decision that changed his life” wasn't what resonated when I watched it years ago, these words did:
I don't have talent. I have tenacity. I have discipline. I have Focus. I know, without any delusion, where I come from & where I can go back to.
I was reading James Clear's Atomic Habits where he shares his interaction with an elite weightlifting coach on what makes someone successful in training.
The coach responded: “At some point it comes down to who can handle the boredom of training every day, doing the same lifts over and over and over.”
James Clear also shares a valuable piece of information on what makes someone successful:
Professionals stick to the schedule; amateurs let life get in the way. Professionals know what is important to them and work toward it with purpose; amateurs get pulled off course by the urgencies of life.
I suppose it's essential to become comfortable with boredom and remember to keep doing the reps.
I have always struggled to write consistently. I feel like I have run out of ideas after a few posts and end up quitting.
I came across an Interesting article from the author Matt Dicks on how never to run out of ideas.
His advice is to start collecting ideas.
It’s simple yet effective. I have the intention now to collect ideas in my Standard Notes app. This centralised collection bucket will allow me to slowly percolate rough drafts into a publishable blog post. Hopefully, as Matt Dicks promises I may never run out of ideas.