Time management

http://www.asianefficiency.com/productivity/coveys-time-management-quadrant/ The caveat is that this quadrant can be mistaken as something that shouldn’t be part of life, but that is not true. It is really important to have a balanced life between work and your personal life. You need downtime to not get burnt…

The great teacher

http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues/ How can you improve your conception of rationality? Not by saying to yourself, “It is my duty to be rational.” By this you only enshrine your mistaken conception. Perhaps your conception of rationality is that it is rational to believe the words of the…

The Second World War

http://www.leesandlin.com/articles/LosingTheWar.htm ~ Lee Sandlin “Where’s the pull-quote?” I don’t know how to choose one. “What’s the take-away?” I don’t know how this could be made more succinct. “Why should I read it?” I have no idea how to place the thing which is “The Second…

Begin the morning

Begin the morning by saying to yourself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. … I can neither be injured by any of…

Once more, louder, for those in the back

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/05/12/what-good-shall-i-do-this-day/ Society has any number of pressing needs that are crying out to be tackled. But there’s a need that everyone can start addressing immediately — no experience or Kickstarter campaign required: regularly showing more human kindness. ~ Brett McKay Many years ago, my mother…

Expecting nothing in return

https://blog.gembaacademy.com/2016/04/07/ga-105-how-to-improve-your-business-with-change-management-with-paul-brand/ It’s quite easily forgotten that it’s required that you respect yourself before you’re able to respect another. Because it’s always about respecting the other and getting respect from others. But how often is it the case that we are not respecting ourselves? I’ve been…

The ideal day

http://hackthesystem.com/blog/getting-to-the-ideal-day/ The first element to consider when creating a more realistic “ideal day” is that unlike Franklin, we have many more places to be and many more opportunities to lose focus. We have to account for this, not fight against it. ~ Maneesh Sethi The…

Prosperity

https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/seneca-to-lucilius-on-the-futility-of-half-way-measures/ Notice a subtle point here: Seneca isn’t saying that prosperity is not worth pursuing. It is, after all, a preferred indifferent. But it is preferred only insofar it doesn’t get in the way of conducting a virtuous life, as one gets the sense Lucilius…

Intersection of three lines

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/08/18/podcast-130-become-unstoppable-with-alden-mills/ The three lines cross in that intersection, and you’re like, “Okay, I think I know where I am.” In the case of your “why,” one great intersection is saying, “Hey, what would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail? What would be the…

Simplicity in 2018

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/11/06/spiritual-disciplines-simplicity/ Paring down one’s possessions and schedule are go-to ways to seek simplicity because they are outward, accessible, concrete actions that produce fairly immediate results. Their weakness, when practiced as their own ends, however, is that they lack a set of overarching criteria for how…