“Willpower may simply be a pre-scientific idea — one that was born from social attitudes and philosophical speculation rather than research, and enshrined before rigorous experimental evaluation of it became possible.”
“You should always wash your jeans inside-out, since washing and drying processes are abrasive and could cause them to fade.”
“Our smartphone is a vast psychological questionnaire that we are constantly filling out, both consciously and unconsciously.”
“For the next 30 days, devote just 60 minutes of your time after work to the best opportunity in your life. Nothing else. Zero distractions.”
“Sharing a little piece of information about yourself is key to cultivating warmth, a concept that’s widely misunderstood: Warmth is distinct from friendliness or cheeriness…it’s about how easily you can convey to another person that the two of you have something meaningful in common.”
“It’s nice to create impact that changes the world when you are no longer there. But maybe things matter in a different way than we think. Maybe everything matters because nothing matters.”
“It’s easy to put people in boxes. There’s us and there’s them.”
“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.