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From Here is the best advice anyone has ever given you* by Valgeir Valdimarsson

Always read the small print. Stop and take a breath. Say ‘I don’t know’ when you don’t know. Put service above self. You don’t know what you don’t know. Work on the biggest problems you can find. Choose the right font. Don’t worry about skills or luck. If you don’t like something about yourself, change it. Don’t be a victim. Decide what’s important to you. Learn to love uncertainty. Slower can be faster. Focus and ignore. Consistency is more important than talent. If you can’t be good, be silly. When you need to rock and roll, rock and roll; when you need to be professional, be professional. You have to eat shit before you can eat steak. Don’t judge. Time compounds, so use it wisely. Stop complaining, start fixing. Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. Admit when you’re wrong. Be passionately dispassionate. Always have a side project. Trust people. Become the world’s foremost expert on yourself. Start at the beginning. Don’t work too much. Your parents aren’t perfect. Stop being so negative. Sometimes you have to accept that you are not good enough, and that’s fine. Underpromise, overdeliver. Nobody knows anything. Don’t fill in online surveys, like, seriously. You don’t always have to say yes. Don’t worry about what everyone thinks, just the people you respect. Never go back to the same job or company. Crying is useless. Enjoy the burn. Do it now, because in 10 years you’ll still be thinking about it. People never really act against you, they’re just looking out for the best outcome for themselves. Give yourself a break. What other people do, feel, and think, has nothing to do with you. You’re as busy as you want to be. Do the fucking work. Don’t hide the mistakes, emphasize them. Always solve the hard problems. Everyone is making it up as they go along. When in doubt, bake a cake and share it with someone. Be careful what you wish for. Stop bragging. Don’t overthink it. Don’t get angry if they don’t take your advice. Failing doesn’t means you are a failure. Don’t get between the grizzly and the cubs. Enjoy the journey. Never leave a meeting confused. Manage up. Don’t bring problems, bring solutions. Advice is just people talking to past versions of themselves.