Month: February 2018

Going the Extra Mile

There are certain trade-offs that I used to blindly accept. I accepted that it was always better to save time when I could, because I knew time is the most important asset in my life. Similarly, I lived the first 20 or so years of my life dead-set on saving money wherever possible. If there …

Binging for Good

Success often takes sustained effort. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get in shape in a week. It takes adherence to a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine. If you try to do too much too soon, you’ll likely hurt yourself by exposing your body to more stress than it can handle …

How We’ve Destroyed the Concept of Failure

I’m a big fan of learning from failures. When I look back at my life, I see that some of my greatest growth has resulted from failures that I’ve had. But I’m frustrated by the way that failure has been glorified lately. It’s healthy to accept that failures will happen, and to learn from those …

The Power of Compound Interest Outside of Economics

I wasn’t naturally a good basketball player. I didn’t start playing the sport until 5th grade, and I made my 7th grade basketball team by a razor’s margin. Yet I was able to develop into one of the best players in my county by my senior year of high school. And by that time, a …