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 […]
Sean Kernan Answered Aug 31 The autonomy and freedom to do anything. As a kid, many of you get an allowance, a small sum of money each week either via chores or for some lucky people, just for existing. As an adult, you control that allowance, albeit from a different source. If you work hard, […]
Sean Kernan I’ve changed in appearance several times in my life for better and for worse. Those experiences have only reinforced that this world is inexorably superficial: people treat you much differently based on how you look. Use this information to your advantage: manage your weight, exercise, dress nice, comb your hair. Or sit back […]
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 […]
Are you going to be successful in life? Why? Derek Stark, Abso-fucking-lutely. Macro patience – micro focus – there comes a time when you have to accept short-term suffering/sacrifice for long-term gain. Gary Vaynerchuk inspired me with this maxim and it’s changed the way I approach most everything in life. I’m okay eating chicken and rice every night […]
Repeat someone’s name after introducing themselves. Me: Hi, I’m Andrew. You: Andrew? Me: Yup You: Good to meet you Andrew, I’m Sam. That’s it.
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.
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird Read: 2018-01-29, Rating: 9/10. This book offers thought-provoking ways to provoke thought. I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas. —Albert Einstein Understand deeply: Don’t […]
The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Read: 2018-01-07, Rating: 7/10. using very small steps to improve a habit, a process, or product using very small moments to inspire new products and inventions A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step.” —Lao Tzu Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people […]
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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.