The purpose of Life

Today, I start on week six of a nine week programme^ I've put myself on: to be able to jog three miles without a break. The first two weeks were easy and the third was okay. The fourth week was tough while the last week was an absolute pain. The sixth will probably make me cry like a baby.

A week or so ago, I linked to this great essay: Moore's Law is Crap. The writer talks about staying on an Upward Curve - continuously learning something new, even if it is only a little at a time.

How do you know if you are learning something new and worthwhile? You'll feel the pain. Maybe physical or maybe mental. But the pain will be there. Think back now to the most worthwhile endeavours of your life. Do you remember the pain you went through for every single one of them?

No pain, no gain. A cliche but it's true. At times when you find yourself asking if the pain is worth the result, it's useful to remember this.

So what's my goal in life? To stay on an Upward Curve. And now I have a good measure to know if I am doing it right.


^ more like week six of fourteen weeks. I missed schedule in between. :(


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