- Pick a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Give yourself a semester of Spanish or biology, sociology, geometry, or American history perhaps?
- Start without forethought, without know-how or talent. Start with bad ideas. Start begrudgingly and without confidence. Just start.
- Arrive early so that you have time to look around.
- Ask yourself what you are not doing, and then do more.
- Give yourself space to be more than one thing, and give each thing that you are its own space to grow.
- Turn notifications off. Better yet, silence your phone entirely and put it in another room. You do not always have to be reachable.
- Take care of people and things that need taking care of, but remember that some things—and people—can, should, and will take care of themselves if you would only let them.
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Post inspired by Nicholas Bate