Jeremy Arnold I could see that I was not going to cope as well as I wished with life unless I could acquire a better theory-structure on which to hang my observations and experiences. By then, my craving for more theory had a long history. Partly, I had always loved theory as an aid in […]
Celeste Headlee, Happiness is not my goal in life. Happiness is not entirely within my control and it’s temporary. A healthy human being will feel happiness and sadness and anger and all kinds of different things. I strive for well-being. I also work on gratitude and keep a gratitude journal that I write in every […]
They tell you that what you hold dear you have thanks to them and their voice sounds so much like your own it can take years for you to tell the difference.
So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. Passion Is Rare. Most any work can become the foundation for a compelling career. Enthusiasm alone is not rare and valuable and is therefore not worth much in terms of career capital. A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough—it’s an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field.
Plenty of stories demonstrating growth mindset and fixed mindsets, with main points summarised at the end of the chapter. Many suggestions on how to recognize and show interest in efforts and choices.
Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life
by Csikszentmihalyi Mihaly. The first step in improving the quality of life, consists of engineering daily activities so that one gets the most rewarding experiences from them. (This sounds simple but…)
The master of all pop-psychology books, full of rich and fascinating studies, dives into knowing how our two systems shape our judgements and decisions.
The Rosie Project takes you on a first-person ride inside the overly logical mind of a genetics professor. A thought-provoking, humorous, and touching novel. Highly recommended!
Everyone should read this book because, for everything that comes next, Ego Is the Enemy. A really quick read full of anecdotes…
Take a long deep breath and reflect on the life I’ve had. Nothing else matters. The world might be listening, but honestly, the people of the world wouldn’t care what I would have to say. Smile and Breathe. Quora: If-you-had-one-last-breath-and-the-entire-world-was-listening-to-you-what-would-you-say ?