Last modified on August 24, 2021

Links to "prolificity"


So…where does "exceptional" creativity come from?? Can it be manufactured, through prolific practice?

🧠 Social Psychology (Carpe Diem > Why are we so bad at seizing the day?)

Enemy number one is self-consciousness. We are deluded into thinking that others are harshly judging us.

Illusion of transparency: we overestimate others' access to our internal states.

Spotlight effect: we overestimate others' noticing our actions/appearance.

Expectations of criticism: we overestimate others' judgment of our blunders, failures

Success and failure: people think success and failure are negatively related. But in many domains, those who lose the most also win the most. => celebrate tries, not just success. Seems like a good argument for being prolific.

In the long term, people regret the things they didn't do more than the things that they did.

"It's harder to get over the things you never do."

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyam