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What I Learned from my Running Mistakes

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Yes, this is the first post for a long time about running. I became quite about this topic, but now I try to slowly get back into this activity. In 2017 I was a running freak. I ran every day for a whole month and also preached about running a lot. Everybody should try it and do morning runs, was my mantra back then. The YouTubers I watched and podcasters I listened, as well as writers whose stories I read (all about motivation, self improvement, success etc.), had a huge impact on me.

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I'm So Ashamed Of My Stupidity

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I’m an idiot. A stupid bastard. Really stupid. Because I needed some timeoff, I wished to be ill - knowing that my wishes are just very rarely come true. And what happened? Yes, my wish came true. [insert facepalm emoji here]

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Leave Your Comfort Zone And Grow

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I recently joined an event in my hometown, which was focused on new technologies. I had the opportunity to give a small talk and I took it.

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Relax And Calm Down

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I don’t really like when my situation changes a lot and so I immediately started panicking when something happened last week. I feared about the consequences and all the things I have to due because of this. (I won’t tell you the problem, sorry.)

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Why I Can't Accept Bad Workarounds

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If I really want something, I try to search for a solution until I found it. Even if it takes me hours, days or weeks. Whether it’s a software problem or another issue. Often I just can’t accept not to find a solution.

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Every Writer Deletes Many Drafts

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When you’re writing just to publish your thoughts, when you aren’t forced to cover specific topics, when you’re totally free about each post, it may happen often, that you start but also delete many drafts.

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3 Things I Would Do Differently Now

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You get much of your knowledge by doing mistakes. Here are some things I would have done differently if I had my present knowledge:

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Competition Motivates Me

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I am an hobby Android developer and the developer of an app called Teleposter. It’s a simple and lightweight wrapper around the publishing platform Telegraph, which is created by Telegram and helps people publish articles the most simplest way.

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Do Zero-Days and Though Work Towards Your Goals

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Julian Zehr recently published a post regarding Zero-Days, the days where you don’t do something to reach your goals. So where you don’t code to become the world’s best software developer or don’t write to become the most famous blogger. The days where you do something different.

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Why Don't We Read Books Anymore?

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When I was a child I used to read a lot. I was no fast reader but a book usually took me just a few days to finish. Each month I read a few books, I either got for my birthday or borrowed at the local library.

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