The Long View
Last year I made a list of goals I wanted to complete by the end of the year, which I got about a 50% success rate on. This year I want to do things a bit differently. First because I’m late to making my resolutions, but mostly because I want to take a longer view on my growth.
One year is a very short amount of time in the grand scheme of learning new skills on a deeper level. I’m not a polymath, I can’t learn to be an expert on something in just a month, or even a year. I don’t have the dedication, the time, or the natural ability.
As in wealth management, there’s an entire industry dedicated to telling you that you can be X in Y time, where X grows ever larger in scale while Y shrinks to smaller and smaller timeframes. It takes real mental effort not to listen to that crap, especially when X is something you really want and Y is something you don’t have enough of.
In defiance of
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