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Philosophy Startup

Worrying vs Enjoying

I typically post about Avoma’s progress and positive thoughts on LinkedIn.

The truth is — life is not all glorious at my end. A lot of things don’t work as per my plan.

But the thing is — I don’t worry too much about things that are not going well.

I retrospect about it, but I don’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 that’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.

That’s why I focus more on what’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. 🤷‍♂️

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

Compare less. Retrospect more. 🧘‍♂️

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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. 🗣

Most of the time, you already know that advice. 🤷‍♂️

It’s the reminding aspect of it is the most important. 🎗

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

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. 😇

That’s why – 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. 👀👂

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Philosophy

Role Models

If your role models can do it, you “can” do it too. 👍

It’s a different question – if you “want to” do what they have done. 🤷‍♂️

“Can” is a question of your skills, and more importantly, the choice of your mindset. 😇

“Want to” is a question of your will, and more importantly, the choice of your lifestyle. 😎

Even if you’re not skilled right now, if you set your mind to it, the chances are very high you’ll achieve similar stature and rewards. 💪

The key question is – are you willing to adopt a similar lifestyle with a lot of hard work, sacrifices, and hardships? 🤔

Most people over-index their lack of skills (to do the work), but under-index their lack of will (to go through hardships). 🤨

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Philosophy Productivity

Why It’s Bad Advice To Prioritize “Important” Tasks Over “Urgent” Ones

The advice on prioritizing “important” tasks over “urgent” ones is pretty well known to everyone. 

I think it’s bad advice. Or at least, it’s an incomplete one. 🤨

I don’t think it’s bad to prioritize “urgent” tasks. 🤷‍♂️

The important detail is – you should prioritize “your” urgent tasks, and not “someone else’s”. 👈

No one realizes that most often, the “urgent” tasks you respond to are someone else’s urgent needs, not yours. 🤦‍♂️

I struggle with this all the time.

Most of the day, I react to others’ urgent needs and do not make enough progress on my important tasks.

The tasks that are important to me should ideally be urgent as well. 🧐

If that’s the case, I don’t think it’s terrible to work on “my” urgent tasks.

It’s the trap of reacting to “someone else’s” urgent tasks is that I need to get better at. 😇

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Philosophy

Showing Up

Showing up is not easy, but it’s not hard either. So just showing up is not an achievement.

Giving up is easy (it’s painful, but it’s still easy). You have hundreds of reasons to convince yourself to do it.

The real achievement is when you show up again after you’ve given up.

Show up. Again and Again. Every single time.

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Philosophy

Authentic Empathy

The conventional wisdom is – “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

How about – “Treat others the way THEY want to be treated.”?

I make this mistake all the time. I think I’m trying to be empathetic with the other person by trying to give them nice and fair treatment – as per my perspective.

But that other person isn’t me.

So the whole empathy thing either doesn’t work or it looks fake.

Isn’t it probably better to genuinely understand what the other person cares about?

Isn’t it probably more authentic empathy if we treat them the way THEY want to be treated?

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Philosophy Productivity

Become a Creator

The one resolution everyone should have for 2021:

“Become a creator”.

Create anything from scratch:

  • start companies
  • build prototypes
  • shoot videos
  • write blogs
  • author books
  • create art
  • play music
  • play sports
  • build communities
  • start movements

It could be anything.

Don’t be just a consumer.

Be a creator.

Wish you a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and Creative 2021!! 🎉 🎆