42 learnings from 42 years of life - ashton kutcher
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Denying Your Own Creativity
That’s a self-imposed and self-limiting belief. Stop that.
Creativity is a requirement for problem-solving and we all problem-solve. Acknowledge that you're inherently creative,
Being Afraid Of Being Wrong
We hate being wrong, but mistakes often teach us the most and allow us to innovate.
Think of the pros and cons of trying something and then free yourself to do it. If it doesn't work, take what you learn, and try something else.
Being Too "Serious"
The persona of the fool allows the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking against social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see things for what they really are.
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Future career logic
The most important career logic of the past is becoming counterproductive. Many of us have been told the key to success was developing a specialization that allowed us to climb the professional lad...
The future belongs to generalists
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Breadth is gaining favor. To make it in today's world, it's essential to be agile and flexible.
It is not to say that deep expertise is useless. It is just that our world is changing so fast that those with more tools in their possession will better navigate the uncertainty.
Being a generalist
To be a generalist, zoom out and pay more attention to the context in which you're making decisions.
Because generalists have a broader set of tools to draw from, they can dynamically adjust their course.
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Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your m...
Wake up early
People who wake up early are able to be more proactive and take charge of their life.
Waking up early will leave you with ample time to prepare for your day ahead and take advantage of healthy morning routines.
Follow the 52-17 rule
Our brains need regular breaks to keep functioning at a high capacity.
A glut of research shows that you should take breaks when you can to reap benefits and avoid burnout. The average time to work productively is 52 minutes of work followed by 17 minutes of rest.
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