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Consider the man who masters perspective, reason, and the ability to communicate. He has no limits.
I may, like any decent person, have a different or often better perspective today than I did yesterday. If that is reflected in my writing, then it’s worth considering that I am of the growth mindset.
George Raveling stated, something along the lines of, “Not only is it OK to be mentored-from-afar, but it’s something we should all be doing.”
Never are we more resourceful than when the toilet paper is running out. We get by cleaning our bum with 2-3 (sometimes thin) squares-per-wipe. It's impressive, really. Yet, time and time again, we overuse TP when it's in abundance -- a new roll -- without considering...
It’s a blueprint to follow, but not a set of commandments. If we feel like we’re eternally damned for not following routine (which is common), then no routine is going to work in our favor anyway. It has to be firm enough, but also adaptable and flexible, because our lives demand that. Too rigid, and a routine can be harmful.
Automation is about saving time, right? What exactly are we saving time for?
Rejection isn’t so bad.
My houseplants taught me a valuable lesson. What's the key to being a successful houseplant-parent? Is persistence the key to successfully raising houseplants? That sounds busy. Nobody has enough persistence in their tank after work, family, and other life passions to...
Did you beg your parents to let you join the band? No? I didn't either. Others may have, but to my knowledge, taking intense musical lessons was not highly sought after by my elementary and middle school peers. It's peculiar to me that so few children are envious of...
From June 1 – June 10, we set out for Ireland with almost no plans other than the plane tickets that we booked, and we had the time of our lives.
Money is relative, but Time on the other hand, is absolute. | Click to continue reading >>
How simple is that? Just to be alive.
People reproach us for discovering it. Is it jealousy?
But we must be unapologetic in that feeling.
You can’t be ashamed of that.
Establish your moral foundation, then not a moment sooner, or too long after, take up arms and join the war.
WE NEED TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT OUR AIM.
Is it worth it to sit down for a second time and follow up on a stray idea? Maybe.
On every idea? Absolutely not.
How do we know when to chase and when to stop?
An act of good character. Slap it on the resume, like a certification. Right? That’d be wonderful.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.