Month: November 2017

Doing vs. Theorizing

There’s an interesting story in the book Art and Fear by David Bayles about an experiment that was conducted in a ceramics class. The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity …

Habits

Few things in life are permanent. You can’t get ripped by going to the gym once, or by eating clean for a week. Putting in one day of work won’t make you significantly better at anything. In some ways, that makes things challenging. Almost everything meaningful in life comes through consistent progress. Feeling inspired and …

Finding Your Why

I had a shocking realization after I graduated from caollege. On paper, everything was great. I was working for an incredible company, and genuinely enjoying what I did. I also had some fun stuff going on in my personal life and was learning every day. Yet something was clearly missing. Back when I was in …

The Positive Side of Stress

One of my favorite Ted talks of all time is by Kelly McGonigal. She takes a unique view on stress, and it has completely changed the way I think under pressure. I grew up thinking that stress was evil. That it was something to avoid at all cost. And to some extent, that’s true. Chronic …