We need evidence.
Of being a good parent, friend, colleague, sister, daughter, or neighbour.
We want someone to say, “You did a good job.”
As Oprah once shared, no matter who she had on her show, from regular folks to presidents, the first thing they asked when it went to commercial break was, “How did I do?” Continue reading
Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, has a weekly newsletter called Recomendo. This week he wrote, “Most overnight successes take at least 5 years. As Dave Perell notes in his newsletter Monday Musings, ‘[Marques Brownlee] is one of the most popular technology-focused YouTubers in the world. As I write this, he has 13.6 million subscribers and his videos have been watched 2.4 billion times. But when he recorded his 100th video, he only had 74 subscribers.’ In other words, he made and posted his first hundred videos with the tiniest possible audience. To make something great, keep showing up! As Perell noted in another of his issues: ‘If you create something weekly for 2 years, you will earn an audience.’ That is, make 100 creations before you have a big audience. Every ‘overnight’ success I’ve ever seen was preceded by years of relentless, and sometimes unappreciated, hard work.” Continue reading
I’m reading the book Awareness by Anthony de Mello and in it he asks, “Is there a life before death?”
I read the question twice before it really sunk in. Are we busy living or are we busy dying? Continue reading
Author R.A. Salvatore said, “I have come to know that death is an important thing to keep in mind – not to complain or to make melancholy, but simply because only with the honest knowledge that one day I will die can I ever truly begin to live.” Continue reading