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Effort and specifics

Effort is what brings success

  • deliberate practice
    • leads to high-quality work
    • flow. happiness from a stretch on a difficuly and worthwhile thing
    • is how you become an expert
    • enjoyment / passion comes from mastery
      • don’t wait for the mood. do the thing to bring about the mood
    • spaced retrieval
  • need to be trained, practice deep work

Be specific, make plans

  • routines and rituals > hoping and thinking
    • well thought-out routine doesn’t use up willpower, resilience, intrinsic motivation
  • focus on tangible, substantial, returns
  • focus on new behaviours, not the thing
  • have public, accountable, progress reports