Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to ponder this week.
3 IDEAS FROM ME
Focus is the art of knowing what to ignore.
The goal is not to have the least amount of things, but the optimal amount of things.
Two important footnotes:
(1) The optimal amount depends on your goals.
(2) The optimal amount is almost always less than you think.
Reading is like a software update for your brain.
Whenever you learn a new concept or idea, the “software” improves. You download new features and fix old bugs.
In this way, reading a good book can give you a new way to view your life experiences. Your past is fixed, but your interpretation of it can change depending on the software you use to analyze it.
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Jeffrey D. Sachs, an economist and author, on money, spending, and status:
“Living doesn’t cost much, but showing off does.”
Source: The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Eliud Kipchoge, one of the great Kenyan philosophers, on legacy:
If you dont write things down then you will be empty. I need to put down everything to show the next generation that I was well organised. That’s I know you what am doing. “They say ink it and you will remember it”.
Source: Peoples Daily issue off 20th January 2020
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Am I tolerating my flaws or improving them?
Until next week,