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    @coffeeandjunk | Abhishek Chakraborty | 5/14/20 | 4 min
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    • Plum2 months ago

      A like the idea of thinking about challenges and roadblocks as friction. Good word to help imagine them as normal and not prohibitive.

    • kurpels2 months ago

      I feel like anything this is an article about preparation.

    • MonkeyMatt2 months ago

      As a kid, whenever I wanted something for myself, my father turned it into a challenge. If I aced my exams, or if I woke up at 6 for a week, or did yoga with him for a month, then he would consider what I was asking for. [...] The benefit of creating challenges for me was twofold: I not only tried to bring in good grades and build healthy habits, I also learnt the importance of deserving my gifts. [...] From an early childhood I believed that I can get anything I want, as long as I’m willing to work for it.

      This is a powerful way to look at the world and an awesome piece of parenting to impart that outlook on the child.

      Got to be careful not to take it to it's extreme though. No amount of work will get you a time machine

    • Florian
      Reading streak
      2 months ago

      This is actually very inspirational.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this week
      2 months ago

      I see the Healthy Friction framework as the opposite of what Paolo Coelho said. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” In real life, when you want something, the universe creates friction to test your conviction. It challenges you to see how far you are willing to go.

      You have to want something so bad you’d go lengths to get it. That’s what makes it personally worthy.

    • deephdave
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      2 months ago

      Overcoming friction involves hard work, clear thinking, articulation, persuasion, and a lot of grit. It’s not always easy, but to be honest, it makes living all the more fun. Truth is, you can get anything you want from life. The ask is always free, but you have to put in work for the rest.

      • Raven2 months ago

        Sage advice from the real world! Changing is challenging but it certainly has it’s great rewards. Friction is inevitable embrace it and it becomes a healthy learning tool.