No. 516 – March 19, 2023
Timeless ideas and insights for life.
Whatever decision you’re making, know where it falls in your strike zone:
“A good hitter can hit a pitch that is over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a questionable ball in a tough spot.”
“The biggest obstacle to increasing your self-awareness is the tendency to avoid the discomfort that comes from seeing yourself as you really are.”
— Travis Bradberry
Things you control:
The food you eat.
How kind you are.
How reflective you are.
How thoughtful you are.
The type of friend you are.
The information you consume.
The people you surround yourself with.
The View from the Cheap Seats:
“It is the job of the creator to explode. It is the task of the academic to walk around the bomb site, gathering up the shrapnel, to figure out what kind of an explosion it was, who was killed, how much damage it was meant to do and how close it came to actually achieving that.”
“When I first joined the company, I was excited. However, since I joined, they’ve only given me tasks that were exceedingly easy to complete, in just a few minutes, but allocating days or even weeks to them. At first, I wanted to speed things along. I genuinely wanted to build a cool product, so I connected with people across the organization to ask questions about our intended users, their needs and how our product would satisfy them. But it was soon made clear to me, a few times, that I shouldn’t do that. One person told me, “I don’t want to tell you not to ask too many questions, but…” and she basically told me not to ask too many questions.”
P.S. The unexpected sound of a baby squirrel.