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Something Mighty and Sublime

Rest not!Life is sweeping bygo and dare before you die.Something mighty and sublime,leave behind to conquer time.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Goethe once wrestled with the desire to accomplish great things while enjoying the comforts of a bourgeois lifestyle. By all accounts he succeeded in transcending the ordinary with his writing. And what of us?…

Writing | Habits | Lifestyle | Productivity

Haze Be Damned

“No one cares about your potential if you never deliver.” — @orangebook There are many moments when we don’t feel like doing whatever it is we must do. The last two days were filled with a few examples for me. Ultimately we’ve got to follow through on our obligations if we’re ever going to achieve…

Career | Productivity

The Value of Work

“Understand the superior value of getting what you want through hard work.” — @robertgreene Want a bit of perspective on work? Spend a weekend digging holes for fence posts, raking the yard, hauling bags of cement or other manual labor. That was my weekend, and I’m grateful for the reminder of what can be done…

Career | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Philosophy | Productivity

These Next Five

“Excellence is not a ‘hill to climb;’ excellence is the next five minutes.” — Tom Peters Tom Peters tweeted a one page summary of accumulated wisdom yesterday. I’ve quoted Peters’ “next five minutes” statement before, because it lays it all out there for us so succinctly. I’m using it again with fresh perspective after attending…

Exercise | Fitness | Habits | Health | Productivity | Writing

Plans

What is an intention when compared to a plan? —Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow What you intend to do is meaningless. What you actually do is everything. What requires a why for fuel in its darkest hours. What flounders without a plan. Habits carry plans to their completion. Plan your habits wisely, then follow…