Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on boredom

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Imagine enduring a miserable 30yr career (counting the days until your retirement), only to find retirement even more boring than your career. We like to think this is the low risk path, but that sounds pretty risky to me. You won't get a 2nd chance.

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Enduring a boring existence is an opportunity cost too. If your high-paying job is preventing you from designing a lifestyle that better matches your preferences, it is costing you a huge opportunity. The alternative doesn’t need to pay as much to be worth taking.

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Got some boring (but important) work coming up? Concentrate it all together! Don’t spread it out over time. We seem to have a pain threshold (can’t get more bored than some level). So, minimize total boredom via short high-intensity spikes instead of low-intensity stretches.

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