Habits | Learning | Productivity | Writing

Process and Persistence

“Process saves us from the poverty of intentions.” – Elizabeth King (via Seth Godin & Tim Ferriss) “You begin with a subject, gather material, and work your way to structure from there. You pile up volumes of notes and then figure out what you are going to do with them, not the other way around.”…

Culture | Fitness | Habits | Philosophy | Productivity

On Discipline

“Look at a river as it moves toward the sea. It creates its own banks that contain it. When there’s something within you that moves in the right direction, it creates its own discipline. The moment you get bitten by the bug of awareness.” – Anthony de Mello, Awareness Sometimes I fight active avoidance in…

Habits | Philosophy | Writing

Move Out on Faith

“Stay away from people who are world-weary and belittle your ambitions. Unfortunately, this is most of the world. But they hold on to the past, and you want to live in the future.” – Sam Altman, Idea Generation Sam Altman is an entrepreneur and 35 years old at the time I write this, so I…

Habits | Writing

Realizing the Path

“The path of water is not noticed by water, it is realized by water.… To study the way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, to forget the self is to awaken into the ten thousand things.” – Brian Doyle, from the Forward of One Long River Of…

Habits | Language | Learning

French Lessons

I’m currently learning French using Duolingo. I’ve dabbled in the language before, but dabbled is the key word: never fully committing to learning French… until now. Novice level? Oui. I’m 49 days into a streak of Duolingo French lessons, trying to spend a minimum of 20 minutes on it every day. Sure, I won’t be…