I read a post by Will Ma, who is a genius grad student in MIT ORC and wins lots of poker games during his spare time, on his reflection over the past three years as well as his plan for the future as a PhD student.
One thing I was impressed is going all-in as a PhD student, that is putting all your focus and thought in just one particular thing during your time as a PhD student. I barely do it, and I waste a lot time doing random things and float my minds around. Thus I do not deem myself efficient or professional at this point. Mitya once told me that: I have been thinking abstractly for 10 years, that is why I am good at it. If I never truly set myself experiencing such a state, I will never find the beauty in anything.
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