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The push for excellence from the perspective of an ADHD ridden engineer

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life

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Goal Setting 101: What I’ve Learned from Engineering

The machinery is humming in the background. I’m on my 10th email chain of the day and my eyes are drooping from the drudgery of answering the same questions I have been asked a thousand times by a thousand different people. The need for movement rises up inside me until I can take it no longer. Luckily I have a plant that needs attention in the background, so I gather my PPE,… Read More

Starting at the Bottom Part 1: Intro/Omega 3 and The Brain

I know what you are all thinking, “Part 1? This guy is going to try and drag something out for multiple parts when he’s already dealing with people holding on to the last bit of attention they have?!” Yes. In fact I am doing a multipart series precisely for that reason. My hope is that by cordoning off this humongous project into multiple parts I can better absorb it, and you can… Read More

This Post Took Forever To Write

Ah, a familiar feeling. The feeling of sitting here and realizing… I’ve gotten absolutely nothing done and I’m 30 episodes deep into How I Met Your Mother. The truth is, I get distracted. HIGHLY distracted. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was in high school and ever since I have become exceedingly frustrated with the information I have on how to make the most of my life. For that reason I… Read More

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