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Mar 14, 2019 13:00:11

Deeper: The Most Important Question of Your Life.

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Seun Oyebode

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Learning is by rote.

At least that's how we learnt the times table in primary school. If what to learn is an information and it is presented in written form, what do you do? 

You look at it again.

That's what i intend to with this article shared by @keni - The Most Important Question of Your Life by Mark Manson. It's an article i intend to internalize. Hence i'll be reading it multiple times in the coming days and dropping my thoughts here. 

Nothing is more painful than being on the wrong side of something you have "learnt" before. You actually didn't learn it. No one learns anything by reading an article once. If you've been on the wrong side of indiscipline you'd understand what i'm saying.

Day One

If i underlined some parts in the article, this would be it;

What pain do you want in your life?
What are you willing to struggle for?
Everybody wants to have an amazing job and financial independence — but not everyone wants to suffer through 60-hour work weeks, long commutes, obnoxious paperwork, to navigate arbitrary corporate hierarchies and the blasé confines of an infinite cubicle hell. People want to be rich without the risk, without the sacrifice, without the delayed gratification necessary to accumulate wealth.
Happiness requires struggle.
What we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing and able to sustain to get us to those good feelings.
The quality of your life is not determined by the quality of your positive experiences but the quality of your negative experiences.
How do you choose to suffer?
I was in love with the result... but I wasn’t in love with the process. 
And what it took me a long time to discover is that I didn’t like to climb much. I just liked to imagine the top.
I wanted the reward and not the struggle. I wanted the result and not the process. I was in love not with the fight but only the victory. And life doesn’t work that way.
People who enjoy the struggles of a gym are the ones who get in good shape.
Choose your struggles wisely

I must have read this article about 5 times today. And i'm still reading it more before the end of day.

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    @seunoyebode - Thank you for the mention. And I am happy to see that it had a similar impact on you as it did on me. If anything, your re-post made me print it and I think I will read it a few times as well. It is not a new concept really but so well articulated. I would love to be able to think so clearly and write so beautifully one day.

    Keni avatar Keni | Mar 14, 2019 13:55:00
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    @seunoyebode That article had a major impact on me as well. It's the kind of article I wish I had written. Thanks for the reminder to go back and read it again.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 14, 2019 07:32:10
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      @brandonwilson You're welcome.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 14, 2019 16:43:57
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      @seunoyebode @brandonwilson - Me three :).

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 14, 2019 13:55:17
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