Rahmanberdi

Look around you. There are people who are doing a lot better than you.

Sure, you’ve chosen your path, more or less, see what you’re capable of and it seems attainable. If you’re patient, your time will come. Can’t forget the hard work, of course.

But are you working hard enough, though?

We think of practice as one thing and one thing only. And it is. But think about this for a moment. It takes many forms. You’ll try a bunch of new techniques within your field. You won’t feel like you’re on the same grounds, let alone doing the same things, every time you get up and practice.

Now, considering this, are you working hard enough?

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You spend the same amount of energy winging everything and aiming for making it big.

When you’re just going with the flow, moving together with the pack, it feels like even the planning part to change your ways requires more energy than the one you have. But it’s not so. Later on, you’re going to spend that energy on regretting not going further. Besides, every choice comes with its cons, so, don’t forget that there’ll be unnecessary drama, daily frustrations, and annoying people.

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You manage to keep going harder if it’s important enough when it feels like you have no energy.

But we’re very bad at getting some rest when needed. Random thoughts come out of nowhere. There’s this constant paranoia that you need to do something, at least a distraction. Rarely do we get the feeling like when you’re by the sea. Of course, the obvious reason is the cue. You can’t get that in an office. Overworking is easy in that sort of setting.

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When you look for something, you start to notice more of it. The world is full of white Renaults because your world is full of white Renaults.

Same for ideas. You look for reasons (or rather, excuses) to believe something after you’re already sold on the idea. You’ll connect the unrelated dots for it. You’ll make up stories in your mind for it to be “complete”.

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You notice three identical trucks while walking. You don’t really need to perceive them separately. It does help you to generalize things of that sort unless you are a journalist or a creator (anybody is a creator in some way, but let’s not get into it).

You wouldn’t be able to perceive everything separately if you wanted to. Things like that take time and energy. You can’t focus on everything. And if we’re created that way, it can’t be a negative thing. Sure, there are some cons to it, but so is everything else. You can’t help missing certain things.

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