Last week, I started planning for the first semester of 2023. This week, I've been reflecting a lot about where and how to start. Oftentimes, the first step is often the most difficult one. As Eugene Znosko-Borovsky put it: "It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan". So instead of trying to find the best possible move, I prefer to focus on making logical choices that help me move the needle forward each day.
Since I already have some momentum with my articles, I'll continue focusing on publishing new ones. I will also put more energy into my Obsidian Publisher plugin as it will help me publish more easily.
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Mistakes help us learn
Society teaches most of us that mistakes should be avoided. It's quite sad, as mistakes help us learn. Making mistakes is actually one of the best ways to learn new things and acquire new skills.
Whatever you want to learn, don't hesitate to try as much as you possibly can, assuming you can make mistakes without dangerous/costly consequences. And if you have kids, encourage them to do the same. The world needs more curious minds!
No new article this week
Quotes of the week
"If you really want to learn how something works, try to change it"
Book of the week
Before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors—which lives on in full force to this day.
Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois. I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀