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    blog.codinghorror.com | Jeff Atwood | 2/28/14 | 3 min
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    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      3 months ago

      One of my philosophies is to always pick the choice that scares you a little. The status quo, the path of least resistance, the everyday routine — that stuff is easy. Anyone can do that. But the right decisions, the decisions that challenge you, the ones that push you to evolve and grow and learn, are always a little scary.

      • Florian
        Reading streakScribe
        3 months ago

        Yes! Did that just recently when I was lucky enough to choose between a new slightly scary job or staying in the same comfortable one

    • chrissetiana
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      3 months ago

      I wasn't trying hard enough. I had forgotten. I can't fully process all the things that are happening to me until I write about them. I have to be able to tell the story to understand it myself.

      I love this piece. Writing helps you understand more not just the topic you’re writing about, but also a deeper side of yourself.

    • thorgalle3 months ago


      I used to tell people who asked me for advice about blogging that if they couldn't think about one interesting thing to write about every week, they weren't trying hard enough. The world is full of so many amazing things and incredible people. As Albert Einstein once said, there are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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