Doing the boring work more consistently is actually a competitive advantage. Ignore the expert advice and pay attention to what gets results for you.
Somehow, top performers in any craft figure out a way to fall in love with boredom, put in their reps, and do the work.
Personal science isn’t an excuse to do something reckless. I don’t, for example, recommend drinking a test tube full of precancerous bacteria. I do, however, believe that executing your own experiments, and having a willingness to try things, will make your life better.
We have no evidence of whether we are performing better or worse compared to previous months or years. It’s not hard to see why the CBE program delivered results.
Designing for default comes down to a very simple premise: shift your environment so that the good behaviors are easier and the bad behaviors are harder.
It can be easy to spend your life complaining about the opportunities that are withheld from us and the resources that we need to make our goals a reality.
When we see someone who accomplishes something incredible, the easy way out is to discount it, chalk it up to natural talent or genetics, and claim that they were born with something you could never have. It takes the responsibility off of you. But the truth is that most incredible people -- ...