Notes on Effort


Tired today, so some early notes on a theme:

  • what does it mean to work hard at something?
  • when is effort wasted?
  • to what extent does maximum effort work with existing talent?
  • how do you exert effort without overwork?
  • what does maximum effort feel like in intellectual domains?
  • what is the relationship between effort and joy?
  • what are the side effects of maximum exertion for a long period of time?
  • what are effective ways of resting?

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