“Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as
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“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin “The alternative to binge travel—the mini-retirement —entails relocating to one place for one to six months before going home or moving to another locale. It is the anti-vacation in the most positive sense. Though it can be relaxing, the mini-retirement is not an escape from your life but a reexamination of
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” Charles Dickens “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” Henry David Thoreau “Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.” Aristotle “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” William James “As contraries are known
Security or freedom? My whole life these two values have battled it out. I still have the notebook from a number of years ago when I went through Tony Robbins’ program Personal Power 2. One of the exercises had you list out your values and then arrange them. Ten lines, ten values in order of importance. In my scribbled handwriting, the word FREEDOM is written on line 1, and SECURITY on line 2. Connecting them
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” Thomas A. Edison “The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” Voltaire “Solitary trees, if they grow at all,
“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.” William James “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller “Leap, and the net will appear.” John Burroughs “To dare is