You’re supposed to do the things that are easy for you, not those that are hard

For the longest time, i’ve struggled to identify my talent and stuff…so that I know i’m doing the right thing for me and pursuing the right career for myself…and I see others struggling with the same questions and concerns…

But, the way I see it now is that, everyone knows what things come easily to them and what things are hard, and the worst thing is that we’re conditioned to feel that the things that are hard to do are the good things for us, and hence we struggle and slog to pursue them…remember the classic sayings “good things are hard”, “nothing worth achieving is easy” and other such crap…well, my simple philosophy is that what’s the easiest thing for me might be the hardest for someone else, and so wouldn’t it be best if I stick to the things that i find easy and love, while the other person does the things that are easy for him…and coz these things are easy for us, we’ll eventually be good at these things…the reason we’re not good at easy things today is coz we don’t value them. We thing oh, that’s easy for me and so lemme focus on the hard things ..and that’s our biggest mistake..we fail to get good at the hard things as expected, and coz we don’t value the things that’re easy for us, we fail completely…

Wouldn’t life be much more fun for everyone if everyone does just what’s easy for them…

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Waiting to hold the Umbrella

Seth rightly put into words, what i’ve been feeling to the last few months here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/06/holding-the-umbrella.html (TL;DR: Holding the umbrella is a metaphor for being in a position on a team/project where the buck stops)

For the last 3 years i’ve been building up my skills relentlessly, working round the clock, in and outside office just coz all the IT and Tech and Software and Programming stuff is so awesome and related and endlessly deep, but at the same time, intuitively shallow.

Now I feel ready to hold any umbrella, but in real world, things aren’t that black and white…Looks like i’ve to build my own, and that would be awesome too…

The Problem with Habituation

Let’s get this out of the way: Habituation is brain’s way of enabling us to get used to things (good or bad), so that we can have new experiences eg. Driving a Car…

The problem however is that we get used to all the Bad things, and hence miss the opportunity to observe them and fix them…to See the world as it really is, not how we think/not think(habituation) about it…

It’s easy to solve a problem everyone sees, but hard to solve one that no one sees.

Tips:

  • Look broadly at the problem, things leading to it, and things after it
  • Look Closer. Notice the small Stuff
  • Think younger

Each day challenge yourself to experience the world better