During my childhood, my father, an engineer, possessed an exceptional level of intelligence. However, his skills in emotional intelligence and temper control left much to be desired.

This situation led me to constantly evaluate my emotional responses in challenging or highly stressful scenarios. While I haven’t always managed these situations perfectly, I believe I’ve given my best under the circumstances. A friend of mine might say I tend to shoulder responsibilities that aren’t mine to bare.

This experience has prompted me to reflect on the distinction between optimising for success versus maximising efforts with the resources at hand.

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