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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: minusdash 20 January 2015 04:41:28AM 0 points [-]

I guess you can't want to want stuff. When you genuinely want something (not prestige but an actual goal) you'll easily be in the "flow experience" and lose track of time and actually progress toward the goal without having to force yourself. Actually you have to force yourself to stop in order to sleep and eat because you'd just do this thing all day if you could! Find the thing where you slip into flow easily and do the most efficient thing that's at the same time quite similar to this activity.