Things which compound
Being purposeful #
Understand my motivations.
Decision making causes strain.
Removing ambuity allows us specify precise actions to get things done.
This removes a layer of stress.
Doing hard things #
Understanding my motivations
I am motivated by solving problems: For learning: Rather than reading text, I enjoy going straight to exercises and solving these. Alternatively I formulate questions and answer them.
In terms of work I am motivated by solving important problems other people face.
Applying problem solving approach to myself
Problem solving skills:
- decomposing problems into first principles
- rubber ducking
- getting advice
Should not just be applied to work, should be applied to all aspects of life.
Sharing information with others #
After I share information, questions are asked, and people share related things.
Need to be critical about sources. After all I have a new superpower: digging into data.
Opened an account
No progress here yet.
Update: My expenses have been consistently low, probably because the pandemic has kept me at home.
Concretize the improvements I need to make and am making. Make sure I am doing things which are important to my personal growth.
This gives me emotional stability and clarity of thought.
Only did one session and gave up. Should do this more often.
This is a recent addition, something which I have known was important for a long time. When working in teams you have to be good at this. Either asking right qns / giving clear ans.
Have been regularly asking for feedback at work.
I think I need to scale this to other aspects of life as well.
Those with ’#’s are things I believe I have been practicing.
This list will evolve over time to track my personal progress.
- Learn from experts #