All posts under 365Project:2017

195/365 To live means to experience

To live means to experience-through doing, feeling, thinking. Experience takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the quality of life. Therefore one of the most essential decisions any of us can make is about how[…]

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194/365 Always incomplete

There are always tasks left incomplete. The idea that you can ever reach a point where all your obligations are handled is a fantasy. From “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport

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192/365 No photographs allowed

“Sir, you can’t take any photos in this area!”, she raised her voice alarmingly. I looked at her without realising what was so wrong about taking a photo in an airport were millions of people pass every day. She seemed to feel equally uneasy of having to enforce a rule.[…]

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191/365 Learning to be happy first

If you want to be successful, I highly recommend learning to be happy first. It is possible to become successful without first learning to be happy, but I strongly recommend against it, because if you are unhappy before you are successful, you are likely to be even more unhappy after.[…]

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190/365 Paying attention

Mindfulness is defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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189/365 I remind myself that I will die

Awareness of death is one of my main daily practices; every day, at least once a day, I remind myself that I will die and everybody I love will die. Being aware of mortality changes everything. At the very least, it puts things into proper perspective, it gives us clarity[…]

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188/365 That is a hero

“Even if you record thirty losses against a bad guy, thirty days in a row, it is still a victory, because look at you! You keep getting up and fighting again and again. You have learned to recognize that bad guy in every guise and disguise available. That is a[…]

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187/365 A sense of deep enjoyment

First, the experience usually occurs when we confront tasks we have a chance of completing. Second, we must be able to concentrate on what we are doing. Third and fourth, the concentration is usually possible because the task undertaken has clear goals and provides immediate feedback. Fifth, one acts with[…]

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186/365 Achieving control over experience

To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to[…]

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