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The Dip, and How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

On the second day that I was visiting her in Toronto, Annie brought back a pile of books from the library. On the top was a tiny book with a cover so simple that it looked like it might be a children's book about potty training.

"A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick)"

It seemed like a fluffy bit of entertainment. Something like "The Tipping Point" which is fun to read but not exactly a life changer. I was wrong, though. Dead wrong.

Mission 6

On Sweet Impermanence

I wrote this here before, but I think it is a good example of ideals-fears-uncontrollable life relationships.

When I was doing my phd, I had the idea of being perfect. Write the perfect thesis. Usually we have a very overvision of what we can do in our thesis. Particularly in my case, this ideal was pushed or increased by my psychological history. Basically, I passed part of my life hearing that I was not good, and the other part trying to prove that I was good. My fear of failure was so enormous that I put in my mind that I didn't know how to do it, and my blocking were mainly related to the writing part, the thesis per se (and obviously, the only part that counts when you do a phd). My feelings about it was always negative. And my bad experience with my advisor just got the things worst.

When I failed, it was bad, but I didn't die.

I decided to look to those feelings and to my process from the inside.

When I found the seachange program, I was looking for some good methods in productivity. By chance, I found seachange. I started in december. I started with the let go of distractions module and as well my personal aim, writing.

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