This year, I created a workout plan to go to the gym 4–5 days a week.
And I planned all the way. I got an accountability partner, a calendar to cross off days, made daily to-dos. But still, eventually I stopped going to the gym.
In the same year, I…
And you’re staring down the barrel of a lackadaisical day.
Perhaps you never really managed to show up to your work today. Or maybe you neglected someone that you needed to have been there for as a friend, relative or partner.
The day has been slipping you by…
There isn’t one.
And if there was, I wouldn’t know it.
What I do know is that most of what it takes to become a content creator is no secret at all.
Create, do it consistently, and enjoy it enough to keep coming back and getting better.
What all of…
I love what David Perell, in his fantastic article on maximizing serendipity, wrote about the Hotel Bathroom Priniciple:
“Whenever I’m in a city and I need to use the bathroom, I walk into a fancy hotel.
Fancy hotels always have nice bathrooms. And if you’re dressed well and walk confidently…
If you know how to read, odds are you feel like you’re not reading enough.
Like with exercise, most of us recognise the wonderful impact of reading more. We just can’t get ourselves to do it.
Life’s distractions don’t help our cause. But there’s something we do that directly contributes…
I am ashamed to admit that my most precious ideas sit unpublished in my drafts folder.
But they do. Some of them have been drafts for years.
These ideas wander the universe: listless and unfinished. Their immaterial shadows haunt my folder of Documents. …
“When the winds of change rage, some build windmills while others build shelters”
- Chinese Proverb
On its own, building shelters seems reasonable. If you’re expecting catastrophic weather, isn’t that the responsible thing to do? Yet, windmills remind us there’s a whole other possibility: we can see opportunity in crisis.
This is a reading meditation. There’s nothing to do other than read, nowhere to go, and no audio version to listen to.
Do not read it all at once. Sit with each paragraph or sentence for a few moments. It will take only 5 minutes.
You don’t need to close…
“If there is a cure, what good is discontent?
If there is no cure, what good is discontent?”
- Santideva, 8th Century Buddhist Monk
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.