Be like water Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a … Continue reading Be like water
Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. … Continue reading Giftedness
I like The Four Agreements, they are great. Now I have started reading "The fifth agreement" by Miguel and Jose Ruiz. That's a different story, I feel a resistance towards the book and switch between a decision to finish the book (as a learning experience) and stop reading it. The fifth agreement is "Be skeptical … Continue reading The fifth agreement
I have considered the book "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life" by Arianna Huffington for a while but couldn't make up my mind. Seth Godin posted a short review, "What does success look like now?", over at hugdug. The text below is part of that. Most people use the … Continue reading Thrive and success
I came across this text in the book "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown, a great and truly interesting book. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who … Continue reading The man in the arena
Michelle Clarke at Michelle Clarke Coaching quoted Rolf Pott: Vagabonding is an outlook on life...it's about using prosperity and possibility to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions. Vagabonding is about looking for adventure in normal life, and normal life within adventure. It's an attitude, an uncommon way of looking at life, a … Continue reading Vagabonding
I am reading "The Tao of Motivation" by Max Landsberg, a great book that makes you think. (See also The Tao of Coaching, another great book by Max Landsberg.) The motivation book made me think about what motivates me and how to keep myself motivated. As selfemployed you need to be able to keep your … Continue reading What Impact Do You Want To Have?
I got a copy of LESS - Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser at Øredev 2009. The book is described like this: Discusses the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more - more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. This book is about stopping, as well as … Continue reading LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less
Last night I watched Alfie on DVD. Great music but the movie is so so, Alfie is shallow and does not learn from his mistakes. In one part of the movie Alfie has regrets and walks along the beach talking with an older man. Alfie is asked "What's gonna happen to the rest of your … Continue reading The rest of your life?
I came across this quote by Lin Yutang in Zen To Done: Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. Update: This goes well with my post Turning 2008 into 80-20 which is about deciding what … Continue reading There is a nobler art of leaving things undone