How to Do Great Things

“The conditions you think you want are rarely the ones that help you produce your best work.”

There’s no single blueprint for doing great work, but there are things you can do to give yourself a great shot at doing so.

Shane Parrish explains how to do great things, based on lessons learned from the book The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn by Richard Hamming.

The tips include to believe you are capable of doing great things, be willing to look like an idiot, and tolerate ambiguity.

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