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The problem with these guides is that if you are able to follow the advice through you probably didn't need the guide in the first place.

Lack of stress and plenty quality time for learning and the discipline and motivation to follow through and the ability to focus on a single topic for a long period are the unspoken basic requirements to do this succesfully.

I've always found the last two harder to maintain when I've got the first two. The opposite is true as well; when I've got the last two, the first two never work out.


I suspect that the popularity of these types of articles is that it resonates deeply with highly motivated, self directed learners.

Same goes for articles targeting productivity geeks, and anything self-help related

Sometimes, I wish someone who didn’t need a guide like this would still read it and be inspired to create a guide that would be more effective for people who did need it.

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