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Tag Archives: Inspiration
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is, and your life is just to live your life inside the world; try not to bash into the walls too much, try to … Continue reading
Louis C.K. says it well. Even in these times, life is still so amazing that people just 4 generations ago literally couldn’t even dream of the lifestyles we take for granted.
Arguing with failure is pretty tough. By definition, there’s nothing left to argue with. It’s dead. You can argue about failure, who’s to blame, or what caused this or that to happen, but there’s usually not a whole lot to … Continue reading
Who has a higher tolerance for pain: those who experience an acute injury, lots of pain at one time, or those who constantly suffer from pain? The answer is counter-intuitive, and the potential reason is fascinating. Dan Ariely has found … Continue reading
We talked last week about the importance of quitting. Now, not paradoxically, we should talk about when to finish. Mastery is important. It not only makes you a master of something, it teaches you how to learn and it builds … Continue reading
Steve Jobs was, by all accounts, an asshole. He was an ego maniacal, contemptuous, perfectionist who screamed at and even humiliated his employees when things weren’t to his liking. He was petty, held grudges, and went out of his way … Continue reading
Some people risk their lives in briefs act of heroism. They pull a fellow soldier to safety during a gunfight, or land a plane in the Hudson after it loses both engines, or chase down the guy who stole an … Continue reading
Dr. Jim Taylor, who has a PhD in psychology, says the “inspirational-industrial complex” is a sham. Why, you ask? Because the inspiration that comes from other people is manufactured from the outside. This “synthetic” inspiration simply can’t last long because … Continue reading
Being aware of the world around you is important. It makes life more interesting. It’s the foundation for creativity. It can also make you rich. I’m reminded of this fact by Sam Farber, founder of OXO. How did Sam, a … Continue reading