On Pettiness

Growing up, I was motivated by pettiness. I’d get rejected from an opportunity or someone might wrong me, and I’d take it personally like the Michael Jordan meme, and use that motivation to improve myself.

While this worked to a certain point I learned it can only get you so far. Pettiness works great for zero-sum games such as basketball, internships, or status. But it doesn’t work for infinite games.

August 18, 2021

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