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Your efforts will always pay off.

You'll always be paid in lessons and experience.

Introspecting your feelings, ideas, and progress helps unlock those lessons.



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😶 Feelings

Progress is great. But are you progressing on the right things?

Noticing your negative feelings can tell you what’s wrong:

  • Misalignment between actions and values/purpose/goals
  • Flaws in your strategy and execution
  • Overexertion


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💡 Ideas

As you work towards your goal, you’re likely to encounter new information and perspectives.

These can spark ideas for:

  • improving your quality of work
  • improving your systems & processes


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📈 Progress

Most systems boil down to these 3 questions:

  • How much progress (relative to a goal) did I accomplish?
  • What actions were effective in creating this progress?
  • What didn’t work, and how can I do better?

Feel free to use more prompts to get a more detailed analysis.


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🤨 What to do with all this data?

  • Double down on the actions that worked
  • Re-alignment (if necessary)
  • Experiment with ideas (and iterate)


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How to collect these data?

  • Introspect consistently (daily, weekly, etc.)
  • Record them in your note-taking system
  • Refer to your records whenever needed


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Your efforts will always pay off. Introspection helps with extracting those rewards.


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