Don’t Seek Too Much Stability
A stable life is one where—in theory—nothing goes wrong. You have an okay job, a happy marriage, good kids, and live in a decent neighbourhood. But soon we’ll learn that longterm stability is only a ticking time bomb and, if we know any better, we should avoid it at all costs.
Alternative Histories: How to Judge The Quality of a Decision
In the real world, it’s very hard to know if a [decision is correct] even if the outcome is positive. Due to randomness, the positive outcome might just be a fluke. If you flip a coin to make an investment decision, not matter how much money you make, it’s still a bad decision.
Via Negativa: The Process of Making Good Decisions By Eliminating Bad Ones
When we set goals—both personal and professional—we tend to focus on what we should do, rather than focussing on what we should avoid. Humans naturally know more about what is wrong, what is bad, what is harmful, or what won’t work, more than they know about what is right and what would work.