You have to realize that happiness is not something you find at the end of the road. You have to understand that it is here, now. Thich Nhat Hanh, You Are Here I've said it often, and I'll say it again - mostly because I haven't internalized this message. Happiness is not a worthwhile goal. We should … Continue reading Quoterday – The Road to Happiness
The point is still to lean toward the discomfort of life and see it clearly rather than to protect ourselves from it. -Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart Tim Ferriss once said that a successful life is measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have with others. I hate to admit it, … Continue reading Quoterday – Leaning Into Discomfort
He who will do anything to avoid failure will almost certainly do something worthy of a failure. Ryan Holliday, Ego Is The Enemy One challenge of my 20's - one defining difficulty to surmount before my 30's - is acclimating to rejection. With that being said, failure and rejection should not be a celebration as some … Continue reading Quoterday – Avoiding Failure
Dreaming about a positive future seemed to protect against sadness in the short term but promote it over the long term. Gabriele Oettingen, Rethinking Positive Thinking Fantasizing about the future. It's easy. It's free. It gives us direction. It feels good. What could go wrong? According to Gabriele Oettingen, daydreaming of an ideal future is … Continue reading Quoterday – Dangerous Dreaming
No two journeys are ever alike, because no two pupils are ever alike. Daniel Quinn - My Ishmael I've written a lot about my self-improvement journey. Whether through diet, exercise, meditation, happiness habits, or new teaching ideas, I try to live my life 1% better every day. But I also recognize this journey as my … Continue reading Quoterday – No Journey Alike
Wonderful things are especially wonderful the first time they happen, but their wonderfulness wanes with repition. -Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling On Happiness Enjoying holiday candies and cookies can be wonderful. When I am at home and I bite into that first fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, my taste buds ascend into heaven. A sip of milk makes … Continue reading Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?
The schools are there, Julie, to regulate the flow of young competitors into the job market. Daniel Quinn, My Ishmael I once believed that my Mom dropped me off at school so I could fill my brain with knowledge. Through diligent study, I would parlay that knowledge into top grades, and an amazing job. But … Continue reading Quoterday – The Purpose of School