Dennis Yu

Personal Growth

I quit

It’s just too much for me, the failure and pain. I quit procrastinating since I’m only busier tomorrow– I trounce fear head-on, doing that thing I’m avoiding immediately. I quit listening to people who give me unqualified advice since everyone has an opinion– but only those who have actually done X are qualified to advise

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20 years ago, I ran D1 track and cross country– and told Coach I wanted to quit.

But first, this is me towards the end of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, after leaping over the water barrier. We sometimes ran over 100 miles a week, two runs a day starting at 5 am, plus weight training. Getting up when it’s dark outside, when you’re exhausted, to run 5 miles in 25 minutes will teach

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Love

I’m convinced that LOVE is what most people are desperately missing and desperately craving. It causes them to flex on Instagram, secretly hoping for respect and adulation– social proof being a lightweight form of love. It causes them to work hard in their careers, sometimes resorting to stealing when the results don’t come fast enough.

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If you give me a gold medal first, then I’ll be motivated to start training for the Olympics.

Laugh if you want, but this is a common attitude for the lazy employee mindset. I’m being paid only a fraction of what I’m worth, so I’m justified to pay only partial attention and do half-quality work. Ever been with a half-quality girlfriend or gotten surgery from a half-quality heart surgeon? Earn it the old-fashioned

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