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Philosophy

How to get better at decision making

If you want to get better at decision making, then have a point of view.

When you don’t have a point of view, everything is debatable.

Know what you believe and what you don’t.

Once you know what you support and don’t, decisions become faster and seem obvious.

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Philosophy

Subscribe to INSPIRATION

In this subscription economy, if there is one thing that we all should subscribe to is โ€“ INSPIRATION. ๐Ÿ™Œ

We all get inspired by various different things. But thereโ€™s a problem.๐Ÿฅบ

You run out of inspiration โ€“ if not immediately, but eventually. 

Either you lose interest or you get inspired (read distracted) by a new shiny thing.

And before you run out of inspiration and stop the engine (your idea or project) completely โ€“ you need to refill yourself with some more inspiration.

Thatโ€™s why even though most of the advice is repetitive and youโ€™ve already heard before, you need to read inspirational books and blogs๐Ÿ“–, listen to podcasts ๐ŸŽง or watch YouTube ๐Ÿ“บ, and follow thought leaders on LinkedIn, etc.

You need to keep recharging yourself with the new inspiration before the current one expires. โ›ฝ๏ธ

Being inspired is different than being alive. ๐Ÿ˜‡

When you’re inspired โ€“ you’re more optimistic, positive, and make things happen faster. โšก๏ธ

Subscribe to “INSPIRATION” โ€“ and never cancel that subscription. ๐Ÿ’ณ

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Philosophy

Growth Vs Burnout

A little pain and discomfort is a sign of growth โ€” let it be work, career change, exercise, etc.

A lot of pain and discomfort is a sign of burnout.

But you need to know the subtle difference between the two.

As sometimes when you are too complacent in what you are doing, even a little pain feels like a burnout.

That’s why a lot of the times what you think is a burnout might actually be a growth opportunity.

Just retrospect and see if you’re too complacent with your life โ€“ that would tell you the real truth.

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Philosophy

Happy New Year 2022! ๐ŸŽ‰

This illustration from Tim Urban is the perfect way to start off the new year!

Let’s not get discouraged about the plans that we didn’t complete, the opportunities we didn’t win, and the dreams that we didn’t fullfil.

Instead, let’s get excited about the plans that are worth pursuing, the opportunities that are worth winning, and the dreams that are worth chasing โ€” as there are many of them still available for each one of us!!

Wish you all a very happy, prosperous, and successful 2022! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

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Philosophy

How To Simplify Your Life?

Life is actually simple. We make it complex.

Here are a few ways to simplify it again: ๐Ÿ‘‡

Are you stuck? Ask others for help.

Are you confused? Ask more questions.

Do you feel angry and frustrated? Meditate and focus on positive things.

Did someone make a mistake? Ask them what happened and tell or help them how to fix it.

Did you make a mistake? Say sorry, learn a lesson, and move on.

Did someone hurt you? Share your feelings with them.

Did someone help you? Say thank you and offer help.

Is someone angry at you? Say sorry, and just talk to them.

Are you angry at someone? Leave your ego aside and just talk to them.

Did you think of someone? Reach out to them.

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Philosophy Startup

Worrying vs Enjoying

I typically post aboutย Avomaโ€™s progress and positive thoughts on LinkedIn.

The truth is โ€” life is not all glorious at my end. A lot of things donโ€™t work as per my plan.

But the thing is โ€” I donโ€™t worry too much about things that are not going well.

I retrospect about it, but I donโ€™t worry about it.

If I keep worrying about it, it takes away my focus from celebrating the things that are going well and doing the things I need to do.

There is always something thatโ€™s NOT going well literally every day.

Imagine if I keep worrying about such things every day.

Life will be miserable and I will be always worried.

Thatโ€™s why I focus more on whatโ€™s going well and enjoy these achievements.

Hope this might be helpful for someone out there who is worrying about things are not going well in their life, but ignoring all the things that are already going well.

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Philosophy

Decisions

Quite often we don’t realize, delaying a decision or a lack of action is a decision.

If a decision is right or wrong, you only “learn” in hindsight. You never “know” that in foresight.

Life will be a whole a lot easier if you simply relabel “decision” to “experimentation”.

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Philosophy Startup

Comparison vs Retrospection

So much of our energy and mental bandwidth is wasted in comparing ourselves with others. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Wouldn’t it be more effective if we invest that energy in comparing against ourselves, a.k.a. “retrospection”? ๐Ÿค”

Compare less. Retrospect more. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Entrepreneurship Philosophy Productivity Startup

About Making Progress In Life

Practice trumps theory.

Execution trumps planning.

Action trumps thinking.

Doing trumps learning.

Writing trumps reading.

Playing trumps watching.

Creating trumps consuming.

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Entrepreneurship Philosophy Startup

Advice

The purpose of reading and hearing someone’s advice is not the advice itself. ๐Ÿ—ฃ

Most of the time, you already know that advice. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

It’s the reminding aspect of it is the most important. ๐ŸŽ—

Most people usually only remember less than 25% of the things they read or hear. ๐Ÿง 

So it’s not enough we read or hear any advice once or even a few times for that matter.

We need to hear it again and again until it becomes our belief and habit. ๐Ÿ˜‡

That’s why โ€“ don’t discard any advice thinking that it’s an old one, and you already knew it.

Instead, be open to read or hear it again as a gentle reminder. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘‚