Judging Digital Nomads

I can’t be the only one who finds these “work hard anywhere” photos in Instagram as silly and shady, can I? When I work, I look at screens. My sight and thought are completely glued there. I am focused. In flow. If I am at some place nice, then I want to enjoy the view…

Life Cheatsheet

I can sum up the past three years of my life into three core themes: The world makes a lot more sense. Gaining a more complete description of reality. I’ve come to understand myself a lot better. Noticing and disarming the unconscious mechanisms preventing me from experiencing and seeing reality as it is. Life is…

Should I be a Generalist or Specialist?

Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist? I started thinking about this question after seeing Dave Epstein’s new book, Range, mentioned many times in the past week within the productivity and intellectual corner of Twitterverse. From what I saw, the book is making a case for generalists in this era of specialists.…

Stuffs and moments

life is about stuffs and moments collecting them. holding onto them. letting go of them. remembering, forgetting. hmmm manipulating stuff and moments by whom? ego. self. depending on who/what is perceiving the life. the desire to own, conquer, appreciate things that conjure the moments things that afford us the stuff stuff. moments. those are the…

Do your thing. No one cares.

Nothing matters, really. All those deadlines. All those plans. Goals, wishes, worries, what ifs. Most of them don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. They keep on changing. Remember what you were obsessed about last year? Remember what was so important to you this time last month? All imaginary and fleeting. You are not…

Your built-in software

Whoa. I paused for what felt like 1 full second in the middle of my home-alone cardio session on the stairs and said out loud. I was listening to an interview with Annie Duke on The Knowledge Project where she told a story about trying to order food at a Chinese restaurant. Trying to explain…

Taming your monkey mind

I try and keep these thoughts in day to day moments. They help me break free from the mental traps and get back into the present moment. Before seeking external validation, ask yourself, “What do I hope that person tells me?” Then tell it to yourself. Iteration, not destination. Experience, not performance. How do I…

Suffer when it’s time to suffer

Suffer when it’s time to suffer. I created this phrase to calm me down whenever I get anxious, stressed, and worried about something. Because the only time you need to suffer is in the moment of action; not before, not after. You should suffer only during the action. When you are writing the code, when…

Understanding human behavior

Human behaviour is really easy to understand. At the very core, human nature boils down to two ideas: We are wired for survival and replication. Which means inherently we are driven by self interest. We are wired for connection because being a part of a tribe ensures some level of survival. We compete for dominance because…

Up to me

I do two types of physical training. Last month I realised that I approach them in a completely different way. With weights, I am satisfied with just doing it. I almost don’t track anything. I have no idea how many kgs and how many reps I managed to hit last time. I just try to…