📚 I usually use the library to get books, but after reading the final chapter of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald J. Robertson, I’m tempted to buy the book merely to read that section again every few months or so. Really excellent!
📚 Listening J.K. Simmons narrated the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman makes me wish he also got casted for the movie. Such a great performance!
Our actions can be constrained, but our will can’t be. Our plans—even our bodies—can be broken. But belief in ourselves? No matter how many times we are thrown back, we alone retain the power to decide to go once more. Or to try another route. Or, at the very least, to accept this reality and …
We think freedom means being able to say whatever we want. We think freedom means that we can pursue all our desires. Real freedom is letting go of things not wanted, the unchecked desires that lead us to unwanted ends. — Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty 📚
At any point in time, the first thing to consider is, what could you possibly do, where you are, with the tools you have? from Getting Things Done by David Allen 📚
What humans require in our ascent is purpose and realism. Purpose, you could say, is like passion with boundaries. Realism is detachment and perspective. – Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 📚
Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity. Atomic Habits by James Clear 📚
Remember and remind yourself of a phrase favored by Epictetus: “persist and resist.” Persist in your efforts. Resist giving in to distraction, discouragement, or disorder. —The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
It’s so important to take on a Curator’s Perspective—that we are the judges, editors, and interpreters of the information we choose to let into our lives. –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte
Every time you take a note, ask yourself, “How can I make this as useful as possible for my future self?” –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte
I felt like I got called out and I didn’t like it one bit. 😤🤣🥲 From Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
👩💻Created a visual book note of 📚 Soundtracks in 10 minutes using my new favorite whiteboard app—Guga. Highly recommended both the book and the app.
📚Soundtracks by Jon Acuff I’ve been doing a lot of these stuff before reading this book and they really help me stop overthinking. Retiring the broken self-talk records with new positive ones, and regulating yourself with positive actions. This book is great, and a lot of fun.
How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur 📚 💬four simple questions that we can ask ourselves whenever we encounter any ethical dilemma, great or small: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Is there something we could do that’s better? Why is it better?
📚When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 💬At those critical junctures, the question is not simply whether to live or die but what kind of life is worth living.
Currently reading: White Bird by R. J. Palacio 📚 Only read part 1 and I still felt like crying. I knew the story from The Julian Chapter book but this’ll hit harder than that! I’m so in love with Wonder series. 💕
Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave by Ryan Holiday 📚 💬 Courage is the management of and the triumph over fear. It’s the decision—in a moment of peril, or day in and day out—to take ownership, to assert agency, over a situation, over yourself, over the fate that everyone else has …
Currently reading: 🏛 How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci 📚Let’s start another stoic journey!
Currently reading: Loveless by Alice Oseman 📚I wish I could have read this book back when I was a teenager. It would have helped me come to terms with myself far sooner.
Finished reading: I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam 📚Learn to plan your time with more flexibility and creativity. Nothing groundbreaking, but I still got some few tricks out of the book.