35 Principles for 35 Years
I turn 35 today. Here are 35 principles I have accumulated and try to live by […].
Here are the things from that post which resonated with me:
Life is too Short for Short Term Games
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Writing is Stupendously High Leverage
- Helps to organize thoughts and learn
- Share ideas and knowledge why you sleep
Good enough is Better than Best
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. — General George Patton
Less is more
You can’t call yourself a leader by coming into a situation that is by nature uncertain, ambiguous — and create confusion. You have to create clarity where none exists. — Satya Nadella
See also The Importance of Career Laddering .
Optimize for change
Optimizing for anything else tends to make systems more fragile. See Optimized for Change .
Praise in Public, Criticize in Private
Exception for companies and people that are actively harming or misleading the vulnerable.
Log Your Wins
When you ship something big or small, or when someone says nice things about you.
Optimize for Retention, not Consumption
We are the sum total of still-relevant knowledge we still remember, not the total of the volume of content we consume.
Systems > Goals
You don’t rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. — James Clear
Earn White Collar, Spend Blue Collar
Don’t let your expenses rise as fast as your income.Edit this page on GitHub