Why you feel uncertain about everything you make

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Ask one person you trust for their opinion and you’ll get qualified feedback you can take into consideration for improvement. Ask two people for their opinion and you may get conflicting feedback that prompts you to dig deeper and form your own conclusion. Ask three people for their opinion and you ...

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What’s your compass? | Derek Sivers

from the book “Anything You Want”:

What’s your compass?

2011-07-02

Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.

They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won’t make them happy.

Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams.

You need to know your personal philosophy of what makes you happy and what’s worth doing.

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6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee | Derek Sivers

This is a talk I gave to incoming first-year students at Berklee College of Music today: September 5, 2008.

#1 : Focus. Disconnect. Do not be distracted.

My favorite part of the movies is the training sequence, where a young Bruce Wayne, Neo, or Kung-Fu Panda goes to a remote location to be trained relentlessly, nonstop, past all breaking points, until they emerge as a master.The next few years can be your training sequence, if you focus.

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