Newspapers and television carry tales of lottery wins and fairytale romances, terrorist atrocities or gruesome assaults by strangers.
None of these stories reflect everyday life
All of them are viscerally memorable and seem to take place in our living rooms.
—Tim Harford, in Statistics, Fast and Slow
Because we should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.
– Marie Kondo, in The life changing magic of tidying
It’s tricky to define better. But without a doubt, the heart and soul of a thriving enterprise is the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible.
Seth’s Blog: Irresistible is rarely easy or rational
I just absolute love this phrase:
the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible
I also love the word ‘enterprise‘ – it fits equally to a business objectives, as to a personal project, or a community action.
Hemingway saw action in both World Wars, lived in Paris as part of the ‘lost generation’ where he mingled with the great artists and writers of his time, immersed himself with the bullfighting culture of Spain, was a field reporter during the Spanish Civil War, lived and partied in Cuba, drank with movie stars, hunted big game in Africa, loved to box and had been married four times.
ZEN PENCILS » 214. ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A lonely life, August 2, 2017 at 02:13PM
He had lived an extraordinary life. One of the world’s most famous writers, his personal exploits had become as renowned as his work.
Teaching someone a lesson is often overrated. Doing the lesson teaching in your head helps no one.
What happens if we walk away and make something magical instead?
Seth’s Blog: He deserves it, but do you?, July 27, 2017, at 12:05 PM