Posts tagged with “learning”

2017 Retrospective: What went right? What could have gone better? How will I improve going forward?

For many of us, 2017 was a pretty rough year. In this post, I’ll take a look at my 2017 experience, and how I’ll use that information to improve my 2018.

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How I’m Looking at My Past to Improve My Future

We all look at the past sometimes and think about what went wrong. Here’s a simple exercise to make sure reflecting on our past is building a better future.

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Why you should never feel guilty about “wasting time”.

If you worry that trying new ideas might be “wasted time”, consider this: I lived in a van and wore eyeliner for two years — and I owe my career to it.

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Why do I always feel disappointed after I get something I want?

It’s tempting to always push for more. But does it actually make us happy when we get it? Why aren’t we happier after we achieve our goals?

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The Antimidas Touch. Or: why everything I touch turns to shit.

Some people are magnets for bad luck. Everything they do falls apart, and nothing ever goes their way. The universe just has it in for them...or does it?

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Am I Wasting My Time on the Wrong Goals?

“Is this the best use of my time?” It seems responsible to ask — but if we’re not careful, it’s a dangerous question that wastes more time than it saves.

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The Learning Trap: New knowledge makes me act like a dick.

We all hate that smug asshole who tries to force an opinion on us. So why is it so easy to BECOME that smug asshole when we learn new things?

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What to Do When Things Go Wrong: A Survival Checklist

What to do when it feels like everything’s just gone horribly wrong.

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Speechless: Key Phrases to Learn in a Foreign Language

Visiting a country where you don’t speak the language can leave you unable to communicate. By learning a few key phrases, you can make your life easier.

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Set Yourself on Fire

When asked if you can do something you don't know how to do, you can say no, or you can set yourself on fire, say yes, and then figure it out.

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