To Pursue Less Or More, That Is The Question
We often come across the idea of pursuing less or pursuing more. I believe it’s situational. Here’s my experience with both of them.
I'm a writer, blogger, data enthusiast, programmer, and self-taught graphics guy. Above all though, I'm a self-improvement junkie.
My Story: In 2015, a sticker collection I designed was accepted into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. While that brought financial independence, it brought another challenge with it. My imposter syndrome destroyed my self-esteem. It was then that I found the best advice on a random Youtube commment: earn it backwards. At 19-years-old, overwhelmed, I decided to configure my life for the long-game. Over the past few years, I've built habits and systems, learned how to learn and think better, become fitter both physically and mentally, built a better lifestyle, and grown as a person.
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It is extremely easy to remove someone from our life today. Thing is, it’s not always necessary. Sometimes, all we need are stronger boundaries. If we keep cutting everyone off, inspired by throwaway social media motivation, we’ll be left with no one.
When you’re searching for skills or virtues, start trying to experiment and then find what you are not, what values don’t align with you, what lifestyle does not fit your life, and so on. Then, slowly find where you land and who you are, by elimination.
Often the narrative for productivity focuses so much on getting things done, we often start to believe that everyone besides us manages to finish everything they pick up. That is far from the truth if you have a regular, balanced life. There will always be leftovers, and that is okay.