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I write about productivity, habits, effective learning techniques, book summaries, and the lessons I learnt in medical school. My aim is to share and document the things I've learnt and read in hopes of it helping others.
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Our brain is wired to conserve energy whenever possible. In that sense, everyone is lazy. This is called the Law of Least Effort, which states that people will naturally gravitate towards the option that requires the least amount of work when facing two possibilities. We are motivated to be lazy.
My world changed forever at the Duty-Free located in Terminal 3, London Heathrow Airport. I had some extra cash to burn, and I was looking to spend it on a keyboard for my iPad. However, my eyes lit up when I saw something else. It was the Kindle, and I’
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark TwainSchools suck. Let me explain by telling you how a typical day in school looks like. “Let’s now proceed to how this bacterium will look like under a microscope, and try to identify the anatomy”, said my
I’m a medical student. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. Medical student/writer would probably be a more accurate answer. How I got hereI didn’t start my life wanting to be a doctor. When my primary school teachers asked me about my ambitions, I said
How can one become a productive writer with little effort? Enter Niklas Luhmann, a German sociologist who published 58 books and hundreds of articles in 30 years. While his productivity is impressive, he claims that he achieved this with almost no effort. “I only do what is easy. I only
Here are my favourite quotes and highlights from Andre Agassi's autobiography. On dealing with pressurePressure is how you know everything’s working, the doctor said. Words to live by, Doc. On obstacles in lifeLife will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the
One of the best biographies I've read from my favourite tennis player, Rafael Nadal. Enjoy these highlights. Focusing on the present moment The feeling suits me; the cathedral hush of the Centre Court is good for my game. Because what I battle hardest to do in a tennis match is
I've been on a short break recently, not doing much writing aside from publishing weekly. When I wrote daily, I felt like my ideas were stale, and it didn't have that unique touch. It felt like post #292 on productivity, and I didn't like that. So I stopped for a
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