I used to keep an Evernote journal where I would write down a brief, bulleted summary of my day. The musings would include everything from depressing anecdotes to day to day highlights. I did this for about a year (Freshman to Sophomore) year of college.
Lately, I have been working really hard on lots of different things. My days have been all over the place. I have been traveling. Writing. Working on projects. Schoolwork. Talking to companies. Meeting new people.
When I started my daily blogging journey on February 24, 2016, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I honestly had no good reason for starting. It was an internal pull more than anything. Instinct.
I have always been someone who prefers to go do something than to sit around.
We often let our ego interfere with our ability to make clear decisions. We want things to turn out a certain way. We have a prediction for how some part of the world *should* look, so we conduct an experiment to falsely validate our claims.
This essay is about a very small but subtle detail that makes a difference to people - and that is the notion of responding. When people reach out, I always want to respond.
I think of financial resources as gasoline.
The question I keep on finding myself asking is "Why do I even care?" "Is this worth worrying about?" "Should I be spending my time on this?"
I have always been a proponent of mastering the little things. I think that little nuances and complexities can differentiate success from failure. I have seen, first hand, that doing the little things, over a really long period of time, compound into really big things and that this process ultimately can get you to where you want to be.
I think we all say that we do well with harsh, direct feedback - but the reality is not the case. For a while, I took everything literally and personally.