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From this summer...

Zerg Rush

There was a time during my high school days when I had for some reason lost interest in nearly all games: Soccer, Chess, StarCraft, League of Legends, Xbox...

Mario!Nintendo is still alive??

The craze for me was over, and the wash of boredom ensued. Today, I come to realize what I perhaps subconsciously noticed then: amongst the tactical chaos and mechanical noise, everything is strategically simple with a laid out goal.

I don't mean to imply that scoring, checkmating, or destroying your opponent's base is in anyway simple -- While execution may be a matter of extremely precise art, the actual direction and underlying motivations are what I'm more interested in.

And so here are the few lessons learned...

  • Be reflective, and have a goal

That's really all there is to it; "it" being everything: school, work, studying, waking up and eating cereal in the morning. It's actually quite simple, and lot's of people forget.

  • When it comes to making decisions, make them quickly and move on

This doesn't mean be reckless, but maximize your doing time and minimize your sitting-around-and-twiddling-your-thumbs time

  • Elimination is easier than lucky discovery

It's much easier to know what you don't like to do than to know precisely, and exactly the opposite.

  • Lastly, you create your own luck

gl; hf :)

Joseph Zhong

Joseph Zhong

“The brick walls give us a chance to show how badly we want something. They stop people who don’t want it badly enough.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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