There are things you have to do to take care of yourself. To make sure that your oxygen mask is on before you help anyone else.
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote about having to force himself to get out of bed in the morning.
Meditation is a wonderful habit. It’s easy, free, noticeably improves your life and anyone can learn to do it. If you try it for any length of time and don’t think it improves your life, I promise the people around you have noticed.
Another way of asking this question: What would you miss if it were gone?
Creating a feeling in yourself is as easy as pretending it’s already true.
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.