I placed a bet in which losing meant going back home. But I loved two of the talks that I got to hear live. That's a bigger win than on most days.
Cal designed his goals to be a continued source of joy for weeks and months after completion. This secret ingredient steered him away from always only focusing on what's next.
Reading 40+ books let me learn a lot again this year. Each of the five clusters below feels like a new lens to bring more detail to whatever you put behind it.
Getting up so early lets him have 2 hours to himself before his wife and son wake up. Enough time to work out and meditate. He feels less time-famished and more at ease.
I don't know if you ever tried to organise 20 footballers. Believe me, if you let them get into a discussion, you're not starting the game anytime soon. That's why I told my friend and the two guys he had brought to pack up and leave. Not surprising, after coming all this way, they were quite upset.
Since December, I have been getting regular exercise. On three to four mornings a week, I get on a rented ($40 per month) spin bike and use my online subscription ($13 per month) to do a 20-45 minute workout.
A YouTube video convinced me to pay $20 for an online Gallup test. The results did make me feel good about myself. But then, they also made me think about the strenuous side-effect of these strenghts. There are flip sides to any strength and weaknesses carry something positive.
Sometimes you need to know which levers to push if you want to bend a complex system to your will. The same can be said about your mind. I like to trick myself into doing things that benefit me and the others around me.
If finished books are a sign of one’s interests, then here’s my list of all 2021 reads, grouped into categories. I skipped what I didn’t finish or am not glad I read.