Lessons

  1. Practice humility – sometimes the most efficient way to learn how to navigate a new environment is to wait and observe. Need to figure out how to balance this with taking initiative. I did too much of the latter, and not enough of the former, leading to mistakes in my trajectory.
  2. Compartmentalize growth – sometimes the attempt to get too much done, too fast, can backfire. Do not underestimate basic human needs like sleep & happiness.
  3. Focus on coherence in communication – Unlike school tests, the real world does not analyze everything you do and attempt to grade you based on that metric.  Synthesize and summarize so that the work is coherent and meaningful to the intended audience, but do the groundwork to provide details.
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