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Do Hard Things all the Time

Posted on:June 8, 2023 at 03:10 PM

If something is difficult, often it’s best to do it ALL the time. It’s easier and much more enjoyable to do a little gardening each day than trying to do it all at once and expecting a good result.

If you take $10k and invest at 100% for 10 years you’ll end up with a little over $10M. If you instead invest at 10% for 100 years you’ll end up with over $100M.

We tend to overestimate our abilities in the short term and underestimate in the long term.

I suspect that this is why it’s advantageous for large companies to have short (6mo) review cycles. People are only evaluated on short-term and therefore can be kept at lower wage for larger outcomes for longer.

Do all the time: