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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
-- Scott Alexander
 

 

Thursday, January 28, 1999

Experience

The more you’ve done it, the more confident you’ll be. The more confident you are, the more effective you’ll be. The more effective you are, the more successful you’ll become. The way to start this ball of momentum rolling, is to take the leap of faith, and take action.

Even the smallest effort creates a positive momentum. Even if you learn just a little bit each day, that’s more than you knew the day before. Every day, every challenge, is an opportunity to add to your experience.

Think of experience as a bank account. Every day, you have the option of making a deposit in your “experience” account. And once the experience is there, you can “withdraw” it again and again without ever decreasing the account balance. Plus, each new experience serves to make the older ones even more valuable.

Experience builds upon itself when you’re willing to learn and to continue taking action. Taking action has its own direct rewards, and as a bonus you also get experience, which continues to bring you value long after the job is finished.

Get up and get going, right now! Don’t pass up this opportunity to get yourself some more experience.

— Ralph Marston

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