The Simplest Way to Find Joy7 May 2014
Want Your Life To Be More Positive?3 August 2023
Do You Love It? Or Are You Just Good At It?
Gabrielle Zevin pens an interesting book that has elicited mixed reactions on the matter of skill versus passion.
It’s a fascinating novel, actually.
And yes, it’s a novel.
Sam and Sadie, friends from childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have carved their own profitable niche in the world of video game design. Overnight, the world is theirs. They become brilliant, successful and rich. Often in love, but never lovers, there’s a constant tug between their own creative ambitions and the betrayals of their hearts. At the root of it all is the underlying question about whether to focus on your skill or passion.
Source: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Stop Trying TO Be Right
“It’s worth remembering that for any change to happen in your life, you must be wrong about something.
If you’re sitting there, miserable day after day, then that means you’re already wrong about something major in your life, and until you’re able to question yourself to find it, nothing will change.”
Why Wait Any Longer To Make The Most Of Our Limited Time?
“It’s alarming to face the prospect that you might never truly feel as though you know what you’re doing, in work, marriage, parenting, or anything else. But it’s liberating, too, because it removes a central reason for feeling self-conscious or inhibited about your performance in those domains in the present moment: if the feeling of total authority is never going to arrive, you might as well not wait any longer to give such activities your all—to put bold plans into practice, to stop erring on the side of caution. It is even more liberating to reflect that everyone else is in the same boat, whether they’re aware of it or not.”
You’re Not Actually Multi-Tasking
“The average office worker now spends 40 percent of their work time wrongly believing they are “multitasking” — which means they are incurring all these costs for their attention and focus. In fact, uninterrupted time is becoming rare. One study found that most of us working in offices never get a whole hour uninterrupted in a normal day.”
Why Waiting For The Perfect Plan Is A Bad Idea
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
It’s not about having it all figured out, it’s about trusting that we can figure it out along the way.
Source: If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?
Failure Can Be Your Friend
“An entrepreneur is a man who knows he can fail, but he does not accept to fail before he actually fails, and when he fails he learns from his errors and moves on.”
Source: Pearls Of Eternity
The Scientific Method Can Lead Us To The Truth
“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
Was This Read Meaningful?
Until then, live on purpose, and live out loud.