Days 1 to 10: Reflection

Pain + Reflection = Progress.

I highly recommend you to read the book Principles by Ray Dalio.

In life, you need principles to live by. And learning how Ray Dalio grew his Hedge Fund and hired the best have been laid out in this book.

Principle 1: Embrace reality and deal with it.

We need to face our weaknesses and the difficulties of our situation rather than turning a blind eye towards them. To embrace reality, we need to observe the rules of life and nature. For example, anything in excess becomes unfavorable. To deal with reality, we need to own our outcomes and focus on the things in our control rather than complaining about things outside our control.

Principle 2: Use the 5-Step Process to get what you want out of life.

Here’s the 5-Step Process:

  1. Have clear goals.
  2. Identify the problems that stand in your way.
  3. Accurately diagnose the problems to get at their root causes.
  4. Design plans that will get you around them.
  5. Do what’s necessary to push these designs through to results.

Read the Rest Here – quick summary of the book from Medium Article.

It’s time to reflect on the first 10 days of your Challenge.

Can you answer these questions?

  1. Where did you spend most of your time in the past 10 days? Any Surprises?
  2. Did you spend time in a way that aligns with your long term objectives?
  3. What work was rejuvenating? What work was draining? Is this approach sustainable?
  4. What did you learn about Job Search in the past 10 days that you did not know before?
  5. How is this Challenge helping you?