On my Apple Notes, I have a folder called Rules to Live By. Here, I write down little rules I’ve learnt — along with the accompanying story. At the moment, these are nice to read through — but I hope they’ll become a useful collection some day.
Rule #001: Connect People
Rule #005: Avoid Cloutchasing
Rule #007: Chase Failure
I fleshed out Rule #007 in my Annual Review
, aiming for three big fails
in 2021. The logic being — that if I’m not failing regularly — I’m not pushing hard enough.
Of course, this is nice as an academic activity — but when you actually fail — you still feel like shit.