Process > Prize

Process > Prize

 "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." – Henry Ford

It's comforting to think that hitting a certain target or achieving a definable milestone will bring us lasting comfort.

Often referred to as the "big break" — the idea that a pivotal moment of some kind is going to occur and change our reality.

What we seem to gloss over, is the thing we're doing right now to produce that moment or milestone, is the only thing we can actually rely on.

The clichéd "trust the process" is really just pointing us toward the only thing we can trust, our own effort.

Process vs Prize by Visualize Value

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.

"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price." - Warren Buffett

The extent to which anything keeps working after you stop working is how much time you earn from making it.

To make progress, we must solve harder and harder problems in sequence.