Multi-Reads of 2019

Read to go beyond trivia. Read the great books because the wisdom from the great books was hard fought. Read so that you can embody the lessons not by memorization but though action. These are my most read books of 2019. Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor Frankl (Three times – I even created a […]

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Routine And Procedure

Routine is flexible. Routine lets you decide. Routine can transform itself to fit whatever qualities you’ve decided are essential to your next performance. Procedure is inflexible. Procedure is rigid. Procedure is step one, two, and three. Procedure is starting exactly here and finishing exactly there. Neither one is better than the other, but both have […]

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Least Most Resistance

Do less than you think you’re capable of doing today. Care about the work, but do just enough so that you’ll still look forward to doing the work tomorrow. Adrenaline only lasts for so long. “But I want to push myself.” Counter-intuitive and unproductive for the long game. (And it’s always going to be a […]

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Where’s My A?

It took me four days to write that. I spent twelve weeks on that project. It took me so long to get over my fear of the gap before making that jump. I rewrote that code eighteen times. I spent four hours just organizing the citations. Where’s my A? If it was only about how […]

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The Hard Part

If you’re asking yourself what to create next, keep going. Keep asking. Never quit asking. Even if the answers aren’t always obvious. Create work that gets criticized and judged. That’s better than work that gets ignored, or worse, never gets created at all. Create work that can’t be replicated with obedience. Create work that can […]

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