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June 2019

0 In Entrepreneurship

Everything Always Takes Longer Than You Expect And Costs More

I think human beings are optimistic creatures, almost to a fault. We get excited about something, and we work on it, believing that everything is going to turn out perfectly, without any effort, or with very little effort, time, and money invested. In this article, I speak about the relation between optimism and realism. The hopefulness is a good thing. Optimism is absolutely a ‘positive’ quality to have (no pun intended). It is overly optimistic people who end up believing…

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0 In Creativity

Think Of The Simplest Way You Can Do Anything First

I am a creative person, and before I started doing improv as a hobby, I used to imagine that the more complicated you make something, the better it is. Then, I was in improv class one day and the teacher said something poignant. She said that most people assume the point of improv is to make some random sassy complicated joke and make people laugh. But in fact, that is not true. The actual point of improv is to build…

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0 In Happiness

The Point Is Not To Chase Happiness, But To Do Our Work

Emerson says: โ€œThe purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.โ€ When I was in my teens, and 20s, I used to believe the lie that had been perpetuated by society. That my sole purpose in life is to chase happiness. To run after it as if a demon from hell is going to murder me if…

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