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The Toolbox Fallacy

Do yourself a favour and watch this:

I got absolutely nothing to add to this.

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Thanks for sharing. My attempt to summarize for those allergic to videos (I might be a little allergic to the self-helpy tone of this one):

A writer writes, a programmer programs, etc. Don’t make excuses (like needing better tools) for not starting right now. Make a Beeminder goal [I’m editorializing now] to spend most of your time doing the thing that gets you closer to your Life goal.

And to embrace the self-helpiness, there are actually, uncharacteristically, some gems in the YouTube comments there:

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” --Zig Ziglar

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” --John Lennon

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” --Stephen McCranie

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” --Chinese Proverb

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