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A couple days ago I read a book recommended by Tyler, whose blog is the only blog I read religiously.

Anyway, the book is about mastery, and it really rang true for me. In it the author talks about the different types of people who are NOT masters, and I am pretty clearly one of them. I'm "the hacker".

What that means is that I get some level of proficiency below mastery, get satisfied with it, and don't progress. I'm acutely aware of this - I get to the level where other people respect my skill, but never push myself as far as I could go / would like.

YOU are Really Focusing On All The Wrong Things In Life.....

On Striving For Happiness

“Listen to what is being preached today. Look at everyone around us. You've wondered why they suffer, why they seek happiness and never find it. If any man stopped and asked himself whether he's ever held a truly personal desire, he'd find the answer. He'd see that all his wishes, his efforts, his dreams, his ambitions are motivated by other men. He's not really struggling even for material wealth, but for the second-hander's delusion - prestige. A stamp of approval, not his own. He can find no joy in the struggle and no joy when he has succeeded. He can't say about a single thing: 'This is what I wanted because I wanted it, not because it made my neighbors gape at me'. Then he wonders why he's unhappy.”

You’re Focusing on All the Wrong Things

If you wrote a priority list, what would be your top 5 activities you’re working on most actively? If you’re reading this blog you’re probably working harder than 95% of other people to become a stronger version of yourself. We’re pretty much to some degree both self-development junkies.

Have you ever stopped to consider why you’re working so hard at becoming better? Really think about it. Deeper than “I want to become x”

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