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#796 You’re dead. Or it’s today.

#796 You’re dead. Or it’s today.
Here’s your choice: You’re dead. Or it’s today. Those are the options.

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From the archives (2017)

259/365 The task of a craftsman

259/365 The task of a craftsman
As Dreyfus and Kelly explain, such sacredness is common to craftsmanship. The task of a craftsman, they conclude, “is not to generate meaning, but rather to cultivate in himself the skill of discerning the meanings that are already there.” This frees the craftsman of the nihilism of autonomous individualism, providing an ordered world of meaning.

From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"
by Cal Newport

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258/365 Emancipating oneself from social controls

258/365 Emancipating oneself from social controls
The most important step in emancipating oneself from social controls is the ability to find rewards in the events of each moment. If a person learns to enjoy and find meaning in the ongoing stream of experience, in the process of living itself, the burden of social controls automatically falls from one’s shoulders. Power returns to the person when rewards are no longer relegated to outside forces.

From "Flow: The Psychology of Happiness"
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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257/365 What sets them apart is hope

257/365 What sets them apart is hope
"Students with high hope set themselves higher goals and know how to work hard to attain them. When you compare students of equivalent intellectual aptitude on their academic achievements, what sets them apart is hope." - C.R.Snyder

From "Emotional Intelligence"
by Daniel Goleman

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256/365 Recognize our great asset: time

256/365 Recognize our great asset: time
These long hours of nighttime composition—fueled not only by coffee, wine, chocolate, and the smell of rotting apples but by Schiller’s constant smoking and snuff-taking—probably contributed to his sickly constitution and constant physical maladies. Yet Schiller could not abandon the habit; it was the only reliable method to guarantee himself the long, uninterrupted stretches of time he needed to be productive. He wrote to a friend, “We have failed to recognize our great asset: time. A conscientious use of it could make us into something quite amazing.”

From "Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work"
by Mason Currey

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255/365 Decisions reworked

255/365 Decisions reworked
On some days, you might rewrite your schedule half a dozen times. Don’t despair if this happens. Your goal is not to stick to a given schedule at all costs; it’s instead to maintain, at all times, a thoughtful say in what you’re doing with your time going forward—even if these decisions are reworked again and again as the day unfolds.

From "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"
by Cal Newport

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