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I remember doing a challenge to post one photograph each day for a year. It was hard, and it was annoying at time, but the persistence of not just doing it, but doing it for one year gave me the understanding of dedication, but also freed me after to not worry that I needed to keep it up. I think we learn things from this, I think we know not to read pulp now, but that only came from that initial dedication to try to make the challenge in the first place. Sometimes the benefits are found in the most unlikely places.

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Well said! You understand all this better than most :), having done multiple long-running challenges of various types

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Jan 9Liked by Przemek

I also was thinking about this. I'm buying books, reading just to read. Some books are not worth our time, that's right, but from another perspective, we all learned that reading book is not to put it on a list as read, or in a GoodReads, and we learned that going through that phase, so maybe it's not 'reading books to put on the list' so bad in the end. It's the process from which we learn how to approach books and how to read. It's all learning experience.

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Nicely put, I agree! I just wish someone pointed this out to me a bit earlier :). But maybe some lessons we can only learn from experience

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Dec 31, 2023ยทedited Dec 31, 2023Liked by Przemek

Yeap, I know what you mean. Once I decided to read 52 books. I started with long novels, so in October I found myself reading awful rubbish, just to add a title to the list... Now I am smarter ๐Ÿ˜„ but... Does the listened audiobook count as a read book?

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Look at us getting wiser :)! Audiobook counts if we want it to! It's us who make the rules ๐Ÿ’ซ.

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