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Nov 27, 2023Liked by Nat Eliason

At the same time you could argue that dabbling and trying all those things was the the path to finding conviction about the one thing you want to focus all your energy now. Regardless, I agree that yes in a world of endless options, you some day are gonna have to just pick a single lane and run as hard and fast as you can in it.

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Yeah, I'm glad I tried the various things along the way. I definitely needed to do some amount of entrepreneurship to realize it wasn't for me.

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This resonated deeply. The opportunity cost of trying to optimize is compounding what is already working decently. And we’re terrible at comprehending the exponential impact of compounding.

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100%. The quick gains in a new field are so enticing.

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Nat Eliason

A good wake up call needed for me in this article. This was my behavior these past years.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Nat Eliason

Right on time as always. While the whole entrepreneurship/self improvement world continues to brag and encourage jumping ship, you provide the counterpoint. This is perhaps the biggest lesson for the millennial generation. Love your ideas and insights.

In my life this idea has manifested as seeing more value in simple things and contentment, not always seeking more. vs my prior extreme liberal mindset, discard all constraints, freedom and exploration above all else, upgrade everything. Maybe our generation is getting older and starting to see value in conservatism?

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Great writing looking forward to more from the "author!"

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Thank you!

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I needed this timely reminder today. Thank you Nat :)

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You're welcome Jen!

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Neophilia ? or for some, this is part of ADHD.

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I think it's more empowering to think of these things as preferences we can fix than disorders we need treated.

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This is so powerful.

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This was for me. Thank you. Needed to read this pov.

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I also took a leap of faith to become an author even if it's hard. I've tried freelancing, agency, and YouTube but for some reason, I felt as if I was pushing against the tide. I was making a decision out of fear, not conviction. I spent 3 years chasing different goals and have come full circle to the only thing I had been avoiding: writing a book.

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I've found that when considering trying new things, it's often less about the thing itself, but more about why. I left a job which may very well be what's best for me, but knowing that the reason to stay was more from external rather than internal drive gave me a pretty good reason to quit.

One way to decide seems to be whether you can be more of who you are. It's about converging to being you, instead of diverging to someone else.

This reminds me of David Perell's Hugging the X-Axis (https://perell.com/essay/hugging-the-x-axis/), where he suggests people to raise the bar for commitment. Thanks for your thoughts on this Nat!

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Great post Nat! This was exactly what I needed to hear.

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Awesome piece. I think having an unwavering confidence in your ability to succeed is a hidden superpower because you know you’re committed to a path that you’ll succeed on. It’s just a matter of time.

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This is me! I am not sure if I can totally give up the desire to start new things but I can at least be aware of what projects suffer when I do.

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Great post Nat! I recently wrote about the move to constantly update and optimize the morning routine. As you say, if what you are doing isn't working it's time for a change, but first you need to give it a chance to work. Consistency is key.

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It took me 10 months to figure out what my ideal freelancing service would be. Something I won't mind doing for 10 years or even more.

And finally after going from a web designer, tutor, graphics, SMM ... I'm finally at a place of realizing that Content Writer is my Thing.

So, yes 'finding the right mountain' was really relatable. Btw, I'm open to work, feel free to reach out to me if anyone is in need of a long form content writer :) for finance, self improvement and spiritualism.

And Nat, I love you. Amazing blogs as always.

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