Category: Journal

  • Good things take time

    Good things take time

    As I become impatient with a couple of long-term goals that don’t seem to be progressing fast enough, I seek solace from a couple of encouraging perspectives on time: Nearly everything awesome takes longer than you think. Get started and don’t worry about the clock. James Clear Demotivated because of how long it’ll take? Remember […]

  • Possessions and Lifestyle

    Possessions and Lifestyle

    Our possessions should be suited to our bodies and lives, just as our shoes are suited to our feet. Epictetus I recently read The Manual: A Philosopher’s Guide to Life and have been pondering over the above quote from that book. That’s the philosophy I apply when I buy things, from the clothes I wear […]

  • Five Years

    Five Years

    Five years is a long time. It is much slower than most of us would like. If you accept the reality of slow progress, you have every reason to take action today. If you resist the reality of slow progress, five years from now you’ll simply be five years older and still looking for a […]

  • Extension quotes

    I like the following extensions to the otherwise banal quotes: The grass is always greener on the side that’s fertilized with bullshit. Morgan Housel Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. James Clear

  • Covid in the house

    After about two years into the pandemic, Covid finally entered the house!

  • Price of things

    Price of things

    Money is often a negative art. What you don’t do can be more important than what you actively do. Everything has a price, and prices aren’t always clear. The price of exercise isn’t just the workout; it’s avoiding the post-workout urge to eat a ton of food. Same in finance. The price of building wealth isn’t just […]

  • Ego vs outcome

    Ego vs outcome

    When you decouple your ego from a bad outcome, it creates an opportunity for you to learn from it. When you decouple your ego from a good outcome, it saves you from future disasters. Vishal Khandelwal in How to Stop Sabotaging Your Investing In that post Vishal mentions What I learned by losing a million […]

  • Right skin thickness

    Right skin thickness

    All I can say is that writers of all ages should stay away from the extremes of hypersensitivity-to-feedback and obliviousness-to-feedback. Seek out wise criticism. Reserve time in your week for the regret that comes with getting things wrong. I promise the feeling will go away, and something else will appear in its place, which is […]

  • The thing about contracts

    I recently overheard the following comment about contracts in a podcast. Any kind of contract is 50% what’s on the page, and 50% good faith. It is so true and aligns with my worldview. ↵ Back to Bookmarks page.

  • Big Skills = Small Skills. Compounded.

    Big Skills = Small Skills. Compounded.

    It’s tempting to want to find the one big skill that will set you apart. But most incredible things come from compounding, and compounding isn’t intuitive because the incremental inputs are never exciting on their own. Big Skills by my favorite blogger and author, Morgan Housel ↵ Back to Bookmarks page.