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    You can't do everything. Every time you try, you will do even less
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    You can't do everything. Every time you try, you will do even less

    School sucks.
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    Irrespective of who you are and what you do, you need to know this: You can NOT do everything. Every time you try, you will do even less.

    Common misconceptions that make you think you can do everything:

    1. You set unrealistic goals and timelines.
    2. You believe you are the only one who can do the task.
    3. You confuse the process of planning with making progress.
    4. You stress and become less productive when you start falling behind on your timelines.
    5. You think you won't procrastinate.

    What you should do instead:

    1. Set realistic timelines. More critical: review and adjust timelines regularly based on progress.
    2. Find friends, peers, others, and delegate.
    3. Don't obsess about the output. Focus on progress.
    4. Create a routine, carve out at least 2 hours for deep work. Minimize deviations to the routine.

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