Training as a form of preparation

Generation CrossFit A New Yorker piece digs deep to analyze one man’s life and lifestyle motivations for training the CrossFit way. Hint: it’s not “because the community is awesome”.

What is behind the CrossFit need, which is a variation of compulsive intense training? And I mean training, not playing a sport—training as a form of preparation.

Within the answers lie the heart of people’s stories. I love this question.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome Alicia Liu on “how I learned to stop worrying and love coding”. I think I’m guilty of this habit:

I had put things I could do and things I wasn’t good at into separate mental buckets, and saw these artificial groupings as static and impermeable.

And that the pace of technology is so fast that we always feel like we’re falling behind. I think this is true for non-programmers, too, and why there’s such a big emphasis on learning. Knowing how to learn is more crucial than knowing.

Graphic from the post – “Recalibrating my world view”