One Important Thing

He who chases two hares catches none. - Confucius

Earlier this year, I tried to write essays, work on my engineering capstone project, and search for an internship at the same time. Yes, I was busy” but I wasn’t moving the needle on my goals.

What I learned is that if I want to get results, I can fully commit to only one thing at a time. I can divide my focus and energy to multiple projects but that also divides my results.

Increasingly, I’m realizing this is one of the most important skills I’ve developed. Committing to one thing means saying no to everything else. It means giving up optionality. This is extremely difficult to do. But I’m convinced that the rewards of fully committing heavily outweigh the alternative.

October 30, 2021

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