Nov 7, 2021 20:01 · 252 words · 2 minute read

I need to drop everything that no longer matters. There are two things for me to be focused on right now. School and leetcode. Nothing else matters. Putting in the work for the next 12 months will set me up for the rest of my entire life. I’m too comfortable with being a loser. I don’t want to be a loser anymore. I need to get out of here and become a winner. FAANG isn’t enough. I have to be at the very top of the very top, only then will I have truely made it out of the mudd and into the fucking trenches. Obviously, the goal at the end of the day is always to start and sell my own company. Being a wage slave just isn’t for me. For the time being, I have to get experience at the very best companies and make it happen for myself. Two Sigma, Citadel, D.E. Shaw, PDT Partners, Optiver. They should come to me with offers, not the other way around. The way that this happens is obviously just a fuck ton of work. 12 months of pain is probably worth it in the long run. 12 months of focused deep work and I know that I can make it to the very top of where I want to be. I can’t let my roommates drag me down into the mudd with them. Out of the mudd and into the trenches. That is the only way I can really be a winner.