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56 Post author: Qiaochu_Yuan 07 March 2013 04:33AM

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Comment author: latanius 08 March 2013 12:57:30AM 43 points [-]

If you are trying to do X, surround yourself with people who are also doing X. Takes much less willpower to keep doing it.

Comment author: beoShaffer 08 March 2013 01:12:33AM 32 points [-]

On a related note make sure that they are people who are actively doing X, or at least making credible progress towards it not just professing a desire to X. This is an easy mistake to make.

Comment author: sanddbox 27 May 2013 06:55:05AM 6 points [-]

Doesn't this, to a large extent, describe LW?

Comment author: beoShaffer 27 May 2013 04:37:58PM 0 points [-]

Which part?

Comment author: sanddbox 28 May 2013 02:19:23AM 4 points [-]

just professing a desire to X