Notes on lessons, mistakes & experiences from the entrepreneurial journey - of creating businesses & creating myself - to help you think, build, and execute better.
whatever you think your maximum potential is right now… that’s not it. You can push the boundaries of your potential further and further.
Like potty training, focusing doesn’t come naturally or easily. It’s not particularly rewarding all the time, it’s boring, and it’s often uncomfortable. It’s easier to get distracted on Facebook (or pee your pants).
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a habit of overloading everything in my life.
When I first started learning taekwondo (a Korean martial art), I was probably about 10 years old. After a few months of learning the basic principles, we were given some gear and told to kick the shit out of each other.
I returned to San Jose this year. A trip to clear my palate — an amuse-bouche, if you will. It had been an intense few months in the only life I had. So I returned to San Jose. I spent two months living here last year. I remember arriving that first time — turning the wrong way at first, confused by the litany of highways and crossroads which weren’t what was advertised.
Some people are always jumping from one interest to another, starting new projects and finding new fields to dive into. Others choose a skill or area of study and achieve true complete mastery in it. Which one are you? I’ve always been the former. I’d start projects only to discover something else I was interested in. The problem was never finding new things to do or try but to focus long enough to become really good, let alone master, a skill.
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