Polymath. Curious. Writing a book on how to create an ideal life for our Paleolithic mind and body
How I felt: like a weak calf, unsecure of everything, even standing up

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” Otto von Bismark

Warning: this post is self-therapy more than anything. It is a way for me to process. I hope it resonates for you and you learn from my mistakes. …

To Achieve Success, Embrace Failure

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Sum-up:

Overcome procrastination caused by your fear of failure through 7 tactics:
Divide your task into smaller subtasks;
Imagine the worst possible outcome;
Learn to embrace uncertainty;
Forgive yourself for procrastinating;
Aim to deliver good enough, not perfect;
Do hard things first;
Identify and prioritize important tasks over urgent ones

Last…

Shrink the Black Hole of Procrastination

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I used to procrastinate all the time. I spent more time procrastinating than I did doing the things I planned to do. I browsed the Internet, played…

Rational Johnny: I never procrastinate. I do what I consciously consider is best for my long-term success and wellbeing.

Human Johnny: I procrastinate sometimes. I don’t think it’s that often. But I don’t understand why it happens. I set out to work or study and find myself scrolling Instagram, or…

Rational Johnny: I found information that I trust which shows that smoking is harmful in the long term, so I stopped smoking

Human Johnny: I found the same information and I ignored it to continue smoking

Unconscious of Human Johnny: smoking is pleasant because it over-activates my dopamine, dopamine is…

Victor Rotariu

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