10 Important Lessons We Learned from the 2010s | Mark Manson
We lived through the first time in history where the amount of stimulation available to us far outstrips our ability to enjoy it. This creates new problems:
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Whether it's powering through the many dungeons of Hyrule in a Legend of Zelda game or trying to complete an especially difficult assignment at work, you're not going to accomplish it all in one day.
The key to getting through it all is to remain steadfast and keep moving forward, no matter the difficulty. Procrastination certainly doesn't help; it'll still be waiting right where you left off.
If Team Fortess 2 has anything to teach, it's that even the motliest of crews can win the day when they work together toward a common goal.
Sometimes the best teams come together from different walks of life, so don't be afraid to bring your cocky Scout and your experimental Medic even if it seems they won't work well together.
The point is that the more specific a lesson of history is, the less relevant it becomes.
One of the interesting parts of the Great Depressions from history is not just how the economy collapsed, but how quickly and dramatically people’s views changed when it did.
People suffering from immediate, unexpected adversity are likely to adopt views they previously thought absurd. It’s not until your life is in full chaos (with your hopes and dreams your dreams unsure) that people begin taking ideas they’d never consider before seriously.
'Inbox Zero' was a productivity concept popularized a decade ago.
E-mail was treated as a task to be completed all the time. It backfired as people started wasti...
Inbox Zero can be correctly understood by realizing that it is not just your inbox but your life that you need to tackle.
The majority of information thrown at us is unimportant. Prioritizing your workload and understanding what is essential and what not is crucial to a stress-free life.
It is important to narrow down your priorities and tackle the important and essential first.
Real work is not checking your email all the time. Allow blocks of time in a day to check your email and notifications.