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You might get a nice dopamine rush after reading a few tweets and hitting the like button, but in the long run, this isn’t doing you any favors.
The most valuable skill a startup founder can cultivate is the ability to maintain their focus for long periods of time.
Creating something of value requires months, if not years, of single-pointed focus on one thing.
The effect of social media and instant gratification is a culture of short attention spans.
The antidote to this is training yourself to consume content that takes a long time to process.
Instead of endlessly scrolling through motivational content, read (and finish) a book instead.
Instead of playing a “quick” video game, learn how to code and develop your own.
Instead of mindlessly picking up your phone and searching for what to do next, learn to meditate and create some periods of silence for yourself.
All of these will take a long time, and that is wonderful.
By forcing yourself to focus on the long-form, you will change your thinking to the long term.
That is where all the real progress begins.