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“I know too many people who have passed away young, so I’m going to take sabbaticals throughout my career instead of saving all the fun for retirement.
I like Nassim Taleb’s philosophy of taking a sabbatical once every three years to study scientific and philosophical culture. Here’s how he describes it:
“So I stayed in the quant and trading businesses (I’m still there), but organized myself to do minimal but intense (and entertaining) work, focus only on the most technical aspects, never attend business “meetings,” avoid the company of “achievers” and people in suits who don’t read books, and take a sabbatical year for every three on average to fill up gaps in my scientific and philosophical culture. To slowly distill my single idea, I wanted to become a flâneur, a professional meditator, sit in cafés, lounge, unglued to desks and organization structures, sleep as long as I need, read voraciously, and not owe any explanation to anybody. I wanted to be left alone in order to build, small steps at a time, an entire system of thought based on my Black Swan idea.”
Visualize your goal, then break it down into daily actions.
Optimize each day for productivity, health, and enjoyment.
Then let time catch up.
Eventually, that ideal life will become a reality.
Until next time, have a great weekend.
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