Growth Without Goals – A fantastic piece by Patrick. He speaks about long-term thinking, desires, and most importantly habits vs. goals. I read this for the third-time yesterday. Keeps me motivated and focused to stay away from goals.
Chop wood, carry water. That’s all you have to do. Forever.
Those Who Teach, Can Do – Continuing to learn more about learning. Its important to understand why to learn and how to learn. Sharing an excerpt from the post here. When I think of learning, I think of it as the acquisition of skills or knowledge with a deliberate orientation toward improvement. It starts with experience or study, but also demands reflection, subsequent action, and assessment. The goal is not just to know more things, or enjoy a variety of different pastimes. The goal is to systematically prepare yourself for future opportunities; to increase your ability to successfully adapt to both anticipated and unforeseen challenges; to better understand when to make decisions and what variables you should consider before making them. Those Who Teach, Can Do – Continuing to learn more about learning. Its important to understand why to learn and how to learn. Thank you Reid Hoffman for sharing this.
One Big Thing by Nick Maggiulli – Another one of my most favorite writers on the web, talks about figuring the one big in whatever you do. More like the Pareto principle. Focus on the things which make the largest impact.