Harmless stuff is for the weak.

지식과 생산성

Feb 05, 15

"Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest." Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity - it is very much like compound interest. I don't want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime.1

언젠가부터 조금만 더 열심히 하면 원래 내가 달성할 수 있던 것에 비해 훨씬 더 많은 것을 달성할 수 있음을 깨닫게 되었다. 리처드 해밍의 말처럼 지식과 생산성은 승법적multiplicative으로 동작하는 것 같다. 하지만 깨달음만으로는 부족하고 이를 집행하는 방법도 고민해야만 했다.2 이 고민이 끝난 것은 아니지만 몇 가지 잔재주를3 익히게 되었고 그것만으로도 개인적으로는 많이 성장하였다고 생각한다.

Measuring yourself against the Better You is no mere matter of racing to beat the person you were the day before. Instead, you're racing to keep up with the person you could be right now4

  1. You and Your Research by Richard Hamming

  2. Self-selected resistance training intensity in healthy women: the influence of a personal trainer.

  3. 정체성과 가치, 메타 전략으로서의 정체성, 의식적인 노력, Sense of Relevancy, 환경과 습관, 혼자서 공부하기

  4. The Better You by Jack Cheng