There’s a lot of information out there in the blogosphere. Some good. Some almost good. A lot… well, just… not good. And even amongst the good, some ideas stick and some don’t. But sometimes you find the information you need, just when you need it. And those are the magic moments.
Here are a few ideas that are resonating with me as I draft my 2014 Project Plan:
“In a tech world where everything is constantly changing there’s one thing that has remained consistent for as long as we’ve had business and that’s writing.”
“The “idea muscle” atrophies within days if you don’t use it. Just like walking. If you don’t use your legs for a week, they atrophy. You need to exercise the idea muscle.”
3. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams, as shared by Shane Parrish:
“Goal-oriented people exist in a state of continuous pre-success failure at best, and permanent failure at worst if things never work out. Systems people succeed every time they apply their systems, in the sense that they did what they intended to do.”
“Staring at a blank calendar page and then writing “exercise” or “creative writing class” or “study for the GRE” or “make a weeks’ worth of healthy meals” on it twelve times is an excellent way to gauge your real feelings about these things (and thus help to define your values).”
“KPIs are humbling. They are not grand, change-the-world goals. They are small reminders of where you really are in this life.”
How about you? What’s resonating with you as we approach the New Year?