Via Jocelyn Glei this morning, a list of 103 things one of the founders of Wired wishes he’d known earlier. A lot of them are your basic good advice you hear (be nice! take breaks!) but I do love a list, so I read it all. My favorites:
• When you have some success, the feeling of being an imposter can be real. Who am I fooling? But when you create things that only you — with your unique talents and experience — can do, then you are absolutely not an imposter. You are the ordained. It is your duty to work on things that only you can do.
• You can’t reason someone out of a notion that they didn’t reason themselves into.
• Your best job will be one that you were unqualified for because it stretches you. In fact only apply to jobs you are unqualified for.
• When someone tells you about the peak year of human history, the period of time when things were good before things went downhill, it will always be the years of when they were 10 years old — which is the peak of any human’s existence.