Happiness is about being complete in ourselves and appreciative?

I’m in silence most of the times. Observing. Lots of times I just nod about something. You can see a face, some sort of a look. In most of those specific times, I’m 100% happy about me.

But… when I’m like that, some people say I’m unhappy. They say I’m sad, because I’m not talking all the time and not moving fast around the house.

And that’s pure judgement.

The question, the real question is how am I valuing what’s happening with me now?
What’s like being happy then?

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Follow the syllabus

If you are running a study plan someone built for you, make sure you follow the process, at least in the beginning.

I’m like that. I usually follow a structure, but after some cycles I start to develop one of my own.

A syllabus will tell you basic things you need to understand, and will guide you to some specific sort of knowledge, skillset or even a certification path. That’s where I usually change paths.

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Do not underestimate your schedule

Have you set something you have to do? Do it.

Are you thinking about something you need to do? Nothing is actually happening. And maybe you are becoming anxious about it. Write down what you need to remember, and drop that thought.

But in whatever case, do not underestimate your schedule.

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How long?

I have a picture, a painting with a phrase from Epictetus, with a question, actually:

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Epictetus

There are things I’ve put up with for a long time now. And I’m not sure why I keep them in my life.

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Simplicity confuses people 

I’ve reading Gary Vee about this today. The email was from Dec 20th 2021, but the simplicity message is close to me as far as 2003 when I read something about:

Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.

— The Agile Manifesto

This was mind blowing as I was learning about this thing called agility and extreme programming.

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Delay to… when?

You can postpone some dreams and projects, but sometimes we are moving things away to some point in time where we can’t actually figure when it is going to happen.

This is not right, right?

I mean, we should be able to define some sort of checkpoint. Sometimes we can’t even cancel stuff, because we are waiting something.

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