Energy makes time | everything changes Even the most progressive and thoughtful organizations regularly cultivate situations where the amount of work outstrips the capacity of the people in place to do it. There are tactics, of course, and by the time people have come to me, they’ve usually tried them all. … It hasn’t worked. What differentiates these experiences isn’t the number of hours in the day but the energy we get from the work....
You go your way I’ll go your way too — Leonard Cohen In Book of Longing (via Miguel Esteves Cardoso )
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Henry Huxley (via Donald Knuth )
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Knowing how to not give a shit doesn’t mean you never give a shit about anything. It just means that when you give a shit, it’s voluntary. You have a reason. (via The elegant art of not giving a shit )
Treat people at the end of the relationship like it’s the beginning, and there won’t be an end. Tony Robbins
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss
Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing… so be careful what you get good at. — Rust Cohle in True Detective S01E07 @ 28m42s
36m0s: carry (…) a list of people whose opinions of you matter, and it should be a very short list. — Dr Brené Brown (via The Power of Vulnerability | Memory Hole TV) ( Source: https://www.youtube.com/ )
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. Douglas Adams (via High Scalability – 3 Rules that Describe Our Reactions to Technologies)
The default state of any new idea is failure. It’s the execution–the fight against inertia–that matters. Dustin Curtis (via The Fight ) It’s so easy to get stuck in the waiting place, putting things off until later, even when those things are vitally important to making your dreams come true. But the truth is that, in order to make progress, you need to physically and mentally fight against the momentum of ordinary events ....
Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle (by CUSEC ) Their principles Elizabeth Cady Stanton — “Women should vote” Larry Tesler — “No person should be trapped in a mode” Doug Engelbart — “Enable mankind to solve solve the world’s urgent problems” (a vision of “knowledge workers” using complex powerful information tools to harness our collective intelligence) Alan Kay — “Amplify human reach and bring new ways of thinking into a faltering civilisation that desperately need it”...
How long can you work on making a routine task more efficient before you’re spending more time than you save? (across 5 years) (via xkcd: Is It Worth the Time? )
Creators need an immediate connection with what they’re making Bret Victor ’s guiding principle (via his talk Inventing on Principle )
Gross National Happiness (GNH) The assessment of gross national happiness was designed in an attempt to define an indicator and concept that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms than only the economic indicator of gross domestic product (GDP). (via Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile | Video on TED.com )
crankyangela: Which Personality Type Are You? This test is devised using Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers' definitions of sixteen varying personality types.
If you want to choose your lifestyle, you cannot be picky about what careers you want to pursue. If you want to choose your career, you cannot be picky about what cities/lifestyles you want to live in. — Francis Chen (via Life: What has life taught you? – Quora )
Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 19 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek (…) They call their series Exactitudes : a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity....
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Invictus , poem by William Ernest Henley in 1875 (Victorian)
It’s pretty incredible when you think about. Could you say ’no’ to millions, I repeat, MILLIONS of dollars of merchandise money? I don’t know if I could. Would you stop creating your art if millions of people admired your work and kept wanting more? I don’t know if I would. Life, goals, and advice in the illustrated words of Bill Watterson (via ZEN PENCILS – 128. BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice )