Visualizing the practice

Visualize the practice, not the result. Actions have goals built into them, giving you a better chance at achieving what you want. Success happens to the idea, not at the force of aim. Because it’s all about the sustained head work and heart work it takes to get there. “Don’t aim at success-the more you […]

On making life’s biggest decisions

When it comes to decision-making, first you decide, then you deduce. Of course, life’s biggest decisions such as marriage or a career change are some of the hardest decisions to make because the fear is that they won’t work out. The bigger the risk, the greater the hesitation. ‘This might not work.’ People like to play […]

Navigating tension

Some amount of tension is healthy. The ability to hold two opposing ideas simultaneously often yields a new idea, containing elements of each. The tension between art and commerce encourages a blend of innovation that prevents the pitfalls of being tied to labor. We are not our jobs, no matter how tied employment is to […]

Thinking about questions

The more absurd questions, the better. It’s as if people hold back their inquisitiveness to avoid the pedestal of ridicule. Shying away from raising your hand backlashes over time. Playing it safe merely postpones fear, submerging us into a habit of permanent hesitation that flinches instead of flourishes. The infinitely curious never left school as […]

Refusing technology

Technology intends to make the mind sharper by acting as our second brain — it intends to provide all the answers while preventing cognitive overload. Instead, what technology and more specifically, artificial intelligence does, is make us lazier. Having all the answers to your next playlist, destination, and text means that you don’t really need […]

Why you should take little bets

Little bets are a way to explore and develop new possibilities. Specifically, a little bet is a low-risk action taken to discover, develop, and test an idea. Peter Sims, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries All believing is betting. But the only way to know if something sticks is to throw it […]