The Art Of Living By Epictetus

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. Think of your life as if it were a banquet where you would behave graciously. When dishes are passed to you, extend your hand and help yourself to a moderate portion. If a … Continue reading The Art Of Living By Epictetus

Shadow Divers By Robert Kurson

If an undertaking was easy, someone else already would have done it When things are easy a person doesn’t really learn about himself. It’s what a person does at the moment of his greatest struggle that shows him who he really is.  Most men, it seemed to them, went through life never really knowing themselves. … Continue reading Shadow Divers By Robert Kurson

The Perfect Storm By Sebastian Junger

A mature hurricane is by far the most powerful event on the earth; the combined nuclear arsenal of the United States and the former Soviet Union doesn't contain enough energy to keep a hurricane going for one day.  A typical hurricane encompasses a million cubic miles of atmosphere and could provide all the electric power … Continue reading The Perfect Storm By Sebastian Junger

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone By Lori Gottlieb

But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life. There is a simple realization from which … Continue reading Maybe You Should Talk To Someone By Lori Gottlieb

Shoe Dog By Phil Knight

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results. Hard work is critical, a good team is essential, brains and determination are invaluable, but luck may decide the outcome.  The harder you work, the better your Tao/spirit Life is growth. You grow or you … Continue reading Shoe Dog By Phil Knight

Ikigai By Hector Garcia

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. —Aristotle Morita explained the idea of letting go of negative feelings with the following fable: A donkey that is tied to a post by a rope will keep walking around the post in an attempt to free itself, only to become … Continue reading Ikigai By Hector Garcia

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running By Haruki Murakami

You have to wait until tomorrow to find out what tomorrow will bring Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can't be learned at school. I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer … Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running By Haruki Murakami

Creativity Inc. By Ed Catmull

Failure isn’t a necessary evil. In fact, isn’t evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged. Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. … Continue reading Creativity Inc. By Ed Catmull

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck By Mark Manson

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.  This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes. You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck By Mark Manson