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Life & Philosophy

The art of delay

You can’t make Bitcoin go up just as you can’t coax a train out of a tunnel.

Good things take time and a lot of patience. 

If you ever get tired of waiting, do something else instead. You could try to relax your tight face a bit or distract yourself into another project. 

Remember, the goal is to achieve long-term serotonin over dopamine’s quick-hit. 

It’s a beautiful endeavor to hold back and observe, waiting to witness the ultimate revelation. 

Sometimes the trick to succeeding in the future is to bet on doing nothing at all. Commit to stillness, becoming the architect of your persistence. 

The waiter builds up satisfaction over time, bringing one comfortably close to playing the long-game. 

Patience is a form of action. The ability to delay gratification and follow through on a plan will forever be underrated.

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Life & Philosophy Poetry

Crazy, that

gif by Pierre-Julien Fieux

That is hardly given and mostly earned.

  • It’s too early for that
  • We’re too young for that
  • Eat our dinner and then we can have that

We strive for that, whatever it is. Sometimes that is urgent and attainable. Sometimes it requires more work, maturity, and a lot of patience.

There’s a time and a place for achieving that, but things have to transpire first.

But that is also why people give up, especially when grit becomes a grind. Anything once desirable starts to lose its charm.

Give up — embrace the rules and enjoy the process. It’s crazy that one has to reject their impulses on the way to achieving a purposeful living.