These are small one-line pieces of knowledge/advice I have acquired over the course of time from multiple sources. If it is from a source, I’ll try to ensure to include it.
Also bear in mind, this mindset doesn't happen over night.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) October 29, 2020
It takes years of practice to stay calm and composed;
even when your house is burning down.
Don’t let people make you feel bad for looking out obscure Unix commands, weird git commands, or need help rebasing stuff that you don’t use every day. We all look stuff up.— Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) February 1, 2021
You can tell them I said so. Send them here. 30 years, still looking up stuff every day. pic.twitter.com/BtuzCGMtps
Please be nice, don’t write code that needs to be scrolled horizontally 😖— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 18, 2021
Disclaimer: These are my personal experiences, YMMV. Proceed with caution and a clear head before deciding to use my advice for Investments. I take no responsibility for your actions in investments based on tips from this page.
When markets crash, the cost of each unit decreases significantly. If you continue investing as you did before, you end up having more purchasing power with the same money.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) December 14, 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, all investments that I personally made in the FY 2020-21, ended up showing a growth of 51-54%.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) December 14, 2020
Never put all your eggs in one basket. Never dump all your money in one stock/mutual fund just because it has been performing better than others.
Build a diverse profile. So even if a calamity strikes, you don’t end up loosing everything in one shot. [^arjun921]
Buy only when you can afford - all of your material wants .. Stop living on credit and being in debt for material things— Luke Coutinho (@LukeCoutinho17) February 15, 2021
Dunning Kruger / Imposter Syndrome
Nothing makes me go off like a question about imposter syndrome pic.twitter.com/BPY4NkSzqG— David Perell (@david_perell) February 11, 2021
Health and Wellbeing
Note to myself and everyone else!— nabarun (@theonlynabarun) March 2, 2021
If you spend most of your day in front of a computer screen, take adequate breaks in between to rest your eyes.
Talk to your ophthalmologist if you are having chronic dry eyes.
Unless you are a robot, if you want people to trust you, show your emotions.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) September 1, 2021
~ Stolen from somewhere in the past
I met with the 2nd richest man in India and was explaining him about our business.— Divyanshu Damani (@DivyanshuDamani) February 27, 2021
He replied, “Divyanshu, I’ve no clue about the industry you’re in.”
When the most successful are so comfortable in saying they don’t know, then why do we have to think that we know-it-all!
When you see good content; appreciate it publicly ❤️— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) February 7, 2021
You have no clue how much it means to the creators 🙌🏾 https://t.co/fodDv0GgCP
The human mind
We were ALL born with the innate ability to ask questions. Endlessly.— Ankur Warikoo (@warikoo) February 9, 2021
And then school and parents killed it!
If you're the smartest person in the room, then you're in the wrong room. 🧠— Prof. Feynman (@ProfFeynman) February 9, 2021
You are the content that you consume.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) December 2, 2020
Probably the most accurate representation of how one bad thought can affect other thoughts around and end up magnitudes bigger than what it originally was. pic.twitter.com/ABIfK2QlwL— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) November 22, 2020
You are the reflection of the five people you spend the most time with. [^Not born smart]
Dumb people are the ones who say, “Oh, that’s not relevant to me. I don’t need to know that.” Smart people are the ones who say, “That’s interesting. I didn’t know that. Tell me more.” [^Not born smart]
Every misstep is an opportunity to learn a lesson, improve, and move forward. [^Not born smart]
There are high chances, no one’s going to come and give you that “wake up” call to work on yourself. Only you yourself can make yourself realise the things you need work on. [^arjun921]
Humans aren’t very good at evaluating ourselves, what we’re good at.
We frequently overestimate our own abilities. People are often stuck in a bubble of superiority over others since they haven’t actually evaluated themselves. [^Dunning Kruger Effect]
Do not skimp on sleep by saying “sleep is for the weak”.
This is ignorance and it’s going to affect your mental state and functioning without you knowing.
In your 20s, the only thing you should be worrying about is hustling and getting your career on a rock-solid state.
TIL - First Principles Thinking— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 28, 2021
I should probably say ‘Discovered’ what it’s called.
So.. it turns out, I was learning things the same way all along 🤦🏾♂️
Didn’t know this had a name!
One prominent example(Story)
I was I was studying Math for ML
Statistics popped up and..
Go all in. https://t.co/jrHXHKRkxz— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 10, 2021
Learning is acquiring reusable knowledge.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) March 16, 2021
Learnt knowledge is malleable.
Memorizing is remembering rules to use a snippet of knowledge.
Memorised rules are rigid. https://t.co/J5a9lyS6iD
Being consistent ends up in the compounding effect
It's better to solve 1 problem a day over 100 days— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) March 7, 2021
100 problems in 1 day #SpacedRepetition
Once you get on a roll,— Aadit Sheth (@aaditsh) February 15, 2021
It does not stop.
We must stay consistent.
Compounding works on everything— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) February 24, 2021
Consistency is the key.
Just get the ball rolling.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) February 14, 2021
Do it just for 20 minutes; just 20 minutes!
Do it again, the next day.
Someday If you ain't feeling upto it; just do it for 5 minutes.
It's hardest to get the ball rolling; but once you do: you'll be glad that you did that thing for just 20 mins. https://t.co/fCX1R80ZVR
Spaced repeatation the key. https://t.co/NjTnne48Bg— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 9, 2021
This is Exactly how you read more; read the relevant stuff.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) February 18, 2021
Allow yourself to skip books that doesn't grab your attention. https://t.co/bYb7xFTWS4
Can’t deny that 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/95MrldDRa5— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 29, 2021
The Butterfly Story— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 19, 2021
Take a butterfly 🦋 growing in a cocoon.
Now, for some reason, we might need these cocoons to become butterflies today...
But you yelling at the cocoon isn’t going to make it transform into a monarch any quicker.
Everyone grows in their own timeline, and when the time is right for them, they’ll dazzle you with their true colors / potential ☺️— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 19, 2021
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale
Self improvement goals are hard to work on and even harder if you've got nothing to loose in the end. @bmndr Helps me stick to goals of consistently working towards them!— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) November 22, 2018
I absolutely love them!
Thinking of the time I've lost procrastinating,
I wish I found this earlier.. :|
• Read everyday.— Prof. Feynman (@ProfFeynman) February 17, 2021
• Spend time with nature.
• Ask questions.
• Never stop learning.
• Don't pay attention to what others think of you.
• Do what interests you the most.
• Study hard.
• Teach others what you know.
• Make mistakes and learn.
• It's Okay to not know things!
If alcohol and smoking come with warning signs, how come news doesn't come with one?— Ankur Warikoo (@warikoo) February 15, 2021
Watching news IS injurious to health!
Promote yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.— Mustafa Khundmiri 👋 (@mkhundmiri) February 10, 2021
“No one ever made a decision because of a number. They need a story.” — Daniel Kahneman pic.twitter.com/W9wO9DsuxM— Visualize Value (@visualizevalue) December 19, 2020
In the long run, in almost all cases, it is better to face your pain rather than run away from it.— Rashi (@rashi_kakkar) December 18, 2020
Just resurfaced this highlight with Readwise pic.twitter.com/tZQkVketFv— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) December 9, 2020
This comes from me constantly seeing people appreciate others to me by saying, oh she's doing a good job.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) November 15, 2020
They might have gone wrong here, but we can't blame them cause it's easy to go wrong here..
Like seriously, they're dying to here these sort of things!
Just keep rowing, and eventually you'll be seen by the people who are meant to see you and love you for what you are, who you are, the way you are.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) November 14, 2020
When you're working on unsupervised learning; start a course on deeplearning by @AndrewYNg and you hear, "Yeah, I think many of the senior people in deep learning, including myself, remain very excited about it. It's just none of us really have almost any idea how to do it yet"— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) January 10, 2019
Man's only scope of thinking is limited to his own brain. The more you see the wider that scope becomes. The more you listen, the further you can use in future. When was the last time you came up with an idea that wasn't inspired by something you'd already seen?— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) December 14, 2018
What you resist, persists.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) October 30, 2016
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) October 30, 2016
~Martin Luther King
Life is too short to deal with toxic people and their tantrums.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) October 24, 2016
The past does hurt. But its upto you if you want to learn from it or run from it..— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) October 5, 2016
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) September 15, 2016
If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way,— Arjun Sunil 🦦 (@arjun921) September 7, 2016
If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.
[^arjun921]: Something I learnt from personal experiences
[^Not born smart]: The above quote is excerpted from Nicola Cole’s blog
[^Dunning Kruger Effect]: Excerpt from TED Ed
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