How much of your life is a blind reaction to your circumstances?
In her Netflix special The Call To Courage, researcher Brené Brown outlines a very useful idea. I can’t remember what she calls it. I don’t even know if it has an actual name, but I’ve been thinking of it as Paradoxical Joy.
Do you ever feel paralyzed by indecision when faced with a choice you don’t fully understand?
You get to decide where the bar is for you. And you can move it anytime you want - anytime it makes sense. Why not? It’s your bar.
Ed Catmull, who was president of Pixar back in the Toy Story days, has a background in physics and computer science. It seems like an odd fit for one of the most creative movie studios around.
The line between fear and excitement is thin and fragile. It doesn’t take much to break through it.
Jason Fried makes a radical suggestion: maybe the solution to time management problems isn’t the traditional approach of organizing, tracking, prioritizing. Maybe the real problem is that you’ve given yourself too much stuff to do, and the best solution is to take things off of your to-do list until there’s enough time in the day.
Interviewing for jobs became a different experience after I learned to conduct interviews.
Why don’t they teach you to deal with complicated emotions and hard situations in school?
It turns out, in my eagerness to be stoic, I was ignoring the problems.