#39: long days, short decades

👋 Welcome to the 39th volume of Out of Curiosity, a weekly newsletter promoting ideas to help get 1% better everyday.

Every week, I go through nearly 100 pieces of content (from books and podcasts to newsletters and tweets), and bring you the best in this newsletter together with what I publish on my blog and podcast.


In this issue:

😌 How to live better without burning out

💭 The days are long but the decades are short

📌 The top 10 job skills of tomorrow

💼 Four career lessons


😌 How to live better without burning out

What if you have time, but you're just too tired to do everything?

Realize that you actually cannot do everything you should.

While, in theory, there’s enough time for everything, in practice there are almost always trade-offs. And that's totally okay.

Make a distinction between a lack of inertia and persistent exhaustion from an activity being more hassle than help.

If you push yourself to the gym, but feel good after you went, that’s good. On the other hand, if you constantly feel exhausted by everything, you might be pushing yourself towards burn out.

{4-min read}


💭 The days are long but the decades are short

Minimize your own cognitive load from distracting things that don’t really matter.

It’s hard to overstate how important this is, and how bad most people are at it.

Get rid of distractions in your life.

Develop very strong ways to avoid letting crap you don’t like doing pile up and take your mental cycles, especially in your work life.

Have clear goals for yourself every day, every year, and every decade.

{5-min read}


📌 The top 10 job skills of tomorrow

Greater adoption of technology will mean in-demand skills across jobs change over the next five years, and skills gaps will continue to be high.

Here are some of the skills the employers think will grow in prominence in the next five years:

  • Analytical thinking

  • Active learning

  • Critical thinking

  • Leadership (and social influence)

  • Reasoning and ideation

{3-min read}


💼 Four career lessons

What I wish I knew when I started:

  1. It's all about the people

  2. It's important to measure progress

  3. Having structure is good

  4. Your job doesn't define your self-worth

{9-min read}


The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.

—Gabrielle Bernstein


Until next week,

Reza


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