This week I’ve been reflecting on Long Term vs Short Term Games.
Swyx (Shawn) wrote an impactful thread
about the topic, reminding us only to play games we want to win. It’s easy to be caught up in other people’s games and be blinded by short-term gains.
I’ve been a competitive person since I was a kid, but I learned quickly that zero-sum games kind of suck. They don’t create meaningful value and the dopamine high of winning wears off quickly. Life is a competition, but the real battle is against ourselves.
Like Shawn, I prefer to play long term games with long term people and make meaningful connections. I also want to play games with asymmetric upside. Teaching myself valuable skills (writing, marketing, sales, no code & code) improves my outcomes.
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Let’s dive into today’s issue. Tons of goodies await.