“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton
Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future is a great read that will inspire you and give you simple, actionable advice on how to start a business or project.
Even if you’re not looking to start a business, it’s worth a read to better learn how to frame your life in a way to get what makes you happy.
“In short order he will completely and irrevocably alienate all the growing political constituencies of the 21st century: the Millennial generation, people of color, educated professionals, women. He’ll eventually do the same for a significant number of more moderate Republicans. I think the backlash will be fast and furious.”
“In one experiment, they gave participants 10 minutes to come up with as many creative ideas as they could. Then, they surprised the participants with an extra 10 minutes to finish completing the task. People underestimated how many new ideas they would come up with during the extra 10 minutes…by 66%.”
“The shift of both escapism and story-telling away from traditional TV are noteworthy in their own rights; equally important, though, is that they are happening at the same time.”
“Are large numbers of millennials really so enamored with city living that they will age and raise families inside the urban core, or will many of them, like earlier generations, eventually head to the suburbs in search of bigger homes and better school districts?”
“Most often, the urge to add an explanation comes from a basic social impulse to ease experiences by talking.”
“Usually, when we want to establish a good habit, we tend to procrastinate. We postpone the positive behavior. However, what if we use that for the negative behavior?”
“There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening. Make a choice. You just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just decide. And then from that point, the universe is going to get out of your way.”
“Putting in certain phrases like ‘not yet’ or ‘yet’ can really boost students’ motivation. If a student says ‘I’m not a math person — yet,’ or ‘I can’t do this — yet’…it puts their fixed mindset into a growth mindset.”