They didn’t reject you.

They rejected an application. They rejected a business plan. They rejected a piece of paper.

They don’t know you.

Rejected! | Seth's Blog
seths.blog/2020/08/rejected/

When the period of time between action and feedback is short, speed matters. The biggest risk is moving too slow and not iterating fast enough.

When the period of time between action and feedback is long, judgment matters. The biggest risk is moving too fast.

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What will save the world is not good will and tolerance but clear thinking.

What use is it to be tolerant of others if you are convinced that you’re right and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong?
That isn’t tolerance but condescension

— Anthony de Mello, The Lamp of the Body

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The iron law of history is that people do dumb things.

You Should Understand This by Now
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Any last pieces of advice to aspiring writers?

And, more than anything else READ. Read all the books in the category you see your book selling in. Read off the bestseller lists. Read because it makes you a better human. If you aren’t a reader, then you shouldn’t be trying to be a writer. Full stop.

writingroutines.com/byrd-leave

“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.”

— Audre Lorde

3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges | James Clear

jamesclear.com/3-2-1/august-6-

“Step 1: Know exactly what you want. Have a big vision that is crystal clear.

Step 2: Know exactly what is true. See reality for what it is and accept the honest facts of the situation.

Step 3: Be flexible in the way you close the gap between 1 and 2.

Bold. Rational. Adaptable.”

3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges | James Clear

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“When feedback is immediate, clear, and concrete, people learn quickly.

When feedback is delayed, abstract, and opaque, people rarely learn.”

3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges | James Clear

jamesclear.com/3-2-1/august-6-

“A difficult lesson to learn: Your most persistent distractions will seem justified to you.”

Totally for me!

3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges | James Clear

jamesclear.com/3-2-1/august-6-

I will keep constant watch over myself and—most usefully—will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil—that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the future descend from the past.
— Seneca

How to Have the Best Week Ever - RyanHoliday.net
ryanholiday.net/best-week/

The beatings our books take in the process?
It’s a beautiful sight.
It’s a sign they are doing their job.
It’s evidence of accumulated hours and, hopefully, much wisdom too.

It’s the highest praise you can give an author—to really engage with the material, to make it your own, to have a real, two-sided conversation.

This Is How Reading Is Supposed to Go
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’

— Mary Anne Radmacher

twitter.com/GetWiser/status/12

When you need to learn quickly, learn from others.

When you need to learn deeply, learn from experience.

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In this, we have true strength.

Because those that cannot break, cannot learn and cannot be improved by what happened.

dailystoic.com/we-must-be-anti

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The 4 qualities of a great career:

1) I enjoy it
2) I’m good at it
3) I make good money
4) I’m around fascinating people

Answer in reverse order:

1) Where are fascinating people?
2) In what ways can I make money with them?
3) Which ones am I good at?
4) Which ones do I enjoy?

— James Clear

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He who isn’t willing to demonstrate this level of investment, to put skin in the game, to show readiness to formulate criticism that is not just destructive, but creative, forfeits his seat at the decision-making table.

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