Tuesday Thoughts #63
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I'm playing Mr. Mom while my wife has to travel for work this week. Parenthood, work, **everything** has me rethinking my thoughts about life. I'd always thought about it as a marathon.
The problem with thinking of life as a marathon is that we're literally running to our deathbeds. I'm just trying to get to next week.
For better results, treat life as a series of sprints.
If you'd like to read the essay, click here:
I do my most productive work through intentional "sprints" called work cycles. I alternate 30 minutes of work with 10 minutes of rest and they make me 10x more productive. If you've never done them or Pomodoros, it's worth trying for a day or two.
Thoughts Worth Sharing:
If you have no idea that we're entering the world of Web3, welcome aboard because I'm still trying to understand the craze for Crypto, NFTs, and what it all means.
It feels a bit like Ready Player One with the end result that WE will actually own pieces of the internet. It won't be run by Facebook, Twitter, or another algorithm, but owned and operated by individuals. And, we're still at the beginning.
Tim Ferris, Naval Ravikant, and Chris Dixon provide an exciting look at what this actually means with practical explanations.
Nick Maggiulli contrasts this take with a little more gravity, comparing it to the Dotcom Bubble of the early 2000s. Still, he does have this caveat. "You have to remember that most things that failed in the DotCom bubble weren't wrong, they were just early."
Web3 will change our lives, but it might be quite a bit longer until we figure out exactly how.
Finally, in a significant step for mental health awareness, two prominent professional football players, alpha males and star athletes, went public with their mental health problems.
Philadelphia Eagle Lane Johnson described his battle with anxiety and depression-like this: "Feels like doom. I just want to run away and not come back, kind of thing," Johnson said. "A lot of nausea. A lot of throwing up every day. It got so bad ... I started to throw up blood. Nerves. Really, I have tremors in my hands. This is something I've dealt with for a long time. Obviously, there's medications that help with this, but a lot of it — you can't mask everything."
Later that day, Atlanta Falcon Calvin Ridley posted this on Twitter before going on indefinite leave:
Johnson and Jay Glazer finished their conversation with this, "I was ashamed, to be honest," Johnson said. "In this league, the NFL, where it's a gladiator-type sport, it's something that's not often talked about but is often felt throughout the league."
Said Glazer: "This has got to be talked about." And Johnson agreed.
What do YOU think?
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