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The resistance to learning

I spend 6 days writing an article. I hit publish. Review it again. Go for a walk. Open it again. “It’s useless. The style is dull and the ideas are self-evident. I had to travel thousands of km for that? Writing is not my thing. Those ideas feel so interesting in my head but we they get out on paper, it’s crap. I should stop and find something else to do.”
Seconds later my metacognition kicks in: “It’s a learning process. Of course I suck. And I am right at that “valley of despair” when you feel like giving up. Writing is a valuable skill that takes eons to develop.”
After I got over this issue, I had a fantastic walk around Da Nang.

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