On getting things done, reading, and failing

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Hey friends!

Hope everyone is doing well. With lockdowns starting again, it feels like 2021 never started, and we're still stuck in 56 December 2021. Hope everyone is taking care.

With that being said, here are 3 things from me, 2 ideas from others and 1 question for you.

3 Things From Me

Collector to Creator Course Notes

How can we go from being someone who consumes information to one who creates original ideas? These are my notes on the Collector to Creator Course.

My 2021 Book Journal

Here's my list of books I want to read this year.

How to use GTD as a Student

How can we have a clear mind when we are constantly bombarded with assignments, deadlines, exams, on top of other daily activities? GTD is a tool that can greatly improve your productivity as a student.

2 Ideas From Others

Charlie Munger on Reading

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.”

Ed Catmull, Pixar cofounder on the importance of failure

"Initially, the films we put together, they're a mess. It's like everything else in life—the first time you do it, it's a mess. Sometimes it's labelled... "a failure" ... but that's not even the right word to use. It's just like, you get the first one out, you learn from it, and the only failure is if you don't learn from it, if you don't progress."

Source: Keep your Crises Small

1 Question for You

If you find yourself procrastinating right now, ask yourself these 2 questions

  • How can I make the pain of not doing it greater than the pain of doing it?

  • How can I make doing it more rewarding than not doing it?

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