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Be decently optimistic

Lesson #4

Not one day has gone by where I haven't learned something. I've improved a lot, in several different areas, but I have an extremely long, thrilling way to go. One of my most humbling lessons has been that I know nothing: the world is so much bigger and broader than my scope. Here's my very tiny view of the lessons I've learned this year. I'm going to keep these lessons brief.

  • Have a bias towards action: just try stuff.
  • Most of what you'll conceive of might be crazy, but it's worth it if you can come up with 1 good idea.
  • Still, be realistic: be open to possibilities, but truthful to their reality.
  • Specifically, be truthful to yourself.
  • Continue using first principles. It'll help you understand problems, and think of exciting futures.
  • Most things still remain to be done. Exciting!
  • You are more powerful than you think you are, act accordingly.
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