When enjoyment drops, performance follows. Everyone has a different threshold for how long they can maintain performance before enjoyment drops.
For me it was four years working 14-16 hour days, seven days a week.
But eventually enjoyment drops, and while performance can be maintained for a while with low enjoyment, eventually it drops too.
A smarter approach is to alternate high performance/high enjoyment with low performance/high enjoyment, because this allows you to stay at the top of your game.
So for the A-personalities that’s the reasoning behind why it’s worthwhile just having fun sometimes.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
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