Habits

These posts cover the tremendous power of habits. We are what we repeatedly do, and we become what we set our minds to doing via habits.
Sep
30
What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

If I was following my own advice, I would say look to the underlying value of things. What is it you really want to accomplish?
6 min read
Sep
06
The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

What surprised me most of all in this city of wonders were the reactions of the people. Knowing its reputation, I was nervous how the city dwellers would respond to another bumbling tourist.
7 min read
Aug
30
Peripatetics (by Panagiotis Perysinakis)

Peripatetics (by Panagiotis Perysinakis)

Walking became more than an excuse for physical exercise. It became an effortless and very natural exercise in meditation. And it proved a soothing ritual in helping me prepare to face, and then face and process the exodus of my father from this life.
4 min read
Jun
10
How's Your Moral Hygiene? (Newsletter 050)

How's Your Moral Hygiene? (Newsletter 050)

When it comes to achieving good health, people have followed physical hygiene practices for over a century with good results, dietary hygiene practices for half that time with decidedly mixed results, and mental hygiene practices for a few decades with promising results.
6 min read
Jun
07
Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

No matter what we are doing, we are now typically simultaneously consuming media in some form.
3 min read
May
31
Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

It took me a couple decades at work to uncover the great risk in prioritizing getting more things done
4 min read
May
20
When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When we strive and struggle, when we push beyond our comfort zones, we learn what we can do. In contrast, we do not learn any useful limits sitting on our couches.
7 min read
May
06
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
6 min read
Apr
29
What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

If you want to be happy in life, there is only one comparison you should ever make.
7 min read
Feb
18
Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

One of the spookiest things I ever did was write down on a single piece of paper a number of life goals.
7 min read