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Scott Young
My book, ULTRALEARNING, is out now:
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Scott Young Nov 24
Are you missing this essential foundation for a good life? — (new essay): After sharing my list of top 10 foundational practices for a good life a few weeks ago, this is the one practice most people are missing in their life...
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Scott Young Nov 18
This Friday (at 2pm Pacific time), I’m going to host a live conversation discussing some of the findings in my recently published essay: "The Complete Guide to Motivation". You can join for free by clicking here:
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Scott Young Nov 10
The paradox of effort — (new essay): Where does the motivation come from to improve your life? Here are my thoughts on motivation, effort and satisfaction in life.
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Scott Young Nov 3
The complete guide to motivation — (new essay): Why do you feel motivated to do some things, but not others? How does your environment, experiences and personality impact your motivation? Here are my thoughts with the scientific literature on motivation.
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Scott Young Oct 28
The 10 foundational practices for a good life — (new essay): If you’re interested in building a better life, but not sure where to begin, here are my top 10 habits to start with.
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Scott Young Oct 20
How much can you change yourself? — (new essay): How much can you change your nature? Your personality? Your intelligence? Your life? My thoughts on self-improvement vs. self-discovery.
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Scott Young Oct 13
Fearing forgetting: Should you try to maintain or relearn knowledge? — (new essay): My thoughts on how to maintain knowledge, when and when not to relearn previously learned subjects.
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Scott Young Oct 5
Life of Focus: Focused work update (month one) — (new essay): My experience with taking the Life of Focus course and improving my focus in work and routines.
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Scott Young Sep 29
The 7 essential rituals for focused work — (new essay): Focus is incredibly important but often we struggle to turn it on when we need it. Here are seven rituals to help you with focused work.
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Scott Young Sep 21
What are the limits of building better habits? — (new essay): Here are five limitations that you will likely encounter when trying to build a new habit.
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Scott Young Sep 14
The competence trap (and why it keeps you from trying new things - (new essay): We stay inside our boxes, not because we can’t climb out, but because we lose the curiosity to see what’s outside. Here are my thoughts on how to overcome it.
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Scott Young Sep 8
What’s beyond self-improvement? - (new essay): With self-improvement, you’ve gotten a handle on the big parts of your life. Even if things aren’t perfect, you’re headed in a good direction. Here are my thoughts on what to do beyond that point.
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CFA Society Orlando Sep 3
New episode with . We discuss his book, : - Tips for candidates to study - Active learning vs. passive - Importance of test questions Enjoy!
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Scott Young Aug 19
I'm 32 — (new essay): Today is my birthday. Continuing a tradition I’ve had on my blog since I was 18, I use this opportunity to write about myself.
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Scott Young Aug 19
It's my birthday today. I wrote a recap of the last year, becoming a parent during the pandemic and some of my learning progress and setbacks:
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Scott Young Aug 19
Replying to @theyashjha
I think that would be very challenging! Learning depends a lot on feeling what you're doing is meaningful, which is extra hard if you're feeling depressed. I'll have to think more about that.
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Scott Young Aug 19
Replying to @skylar_b_payne
Shoot me an email directly: personal@scotthyoung.com Sorry about the web form!
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Scott Young Aug 19
I should note--working with other people is often great. But coordinating large groups can create its own challenges (especially if not everyone is as motivated as you!)
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Scott Young Aug 10
Two types of excellence — (new essay): How do you see excellence, as a niche or a universal standard? Read the essay to see my thoughts on it.
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Scott Young Aug 4
The value of spare capacity — (new essay): The amount of progress you’re able to make in your life depends on your spare capacity. Here are my thoughts on how to have more of it.
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