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Two Thoughts (4 - 10 June)
Sunday 4 June
Two thoughts from Douglas Coupland:
"You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life."
"Here's my theory about meetings and life: the three things you can't fake are erections, competence and creativity."
Monday 5 June
Two thoughts from Stephen Batchelor:
“The problem with certainty is that it is static; it can do little but endlessly reassert itself. Uncertainty, by contrast, is full of unknowns, possibilities, and risks.”
"Our conceptions of the world affect our perceptions of the world."
Tuesday 6 June
Two thoughts from Max Stirner:
“Language or “the word” tyrannizes hardest over us, because it brings up against us a whole army of fixed ideas.”
“The young are of age when they twitter like the old.”
Wednesday 7 June
Two thoughts from Émile Coué:
"If you are to succeed in anything, you must first be able to imagine it."
“When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.”
Thursday 8 June
Two thoughts from Danny Hillis:
"I am convinced that we humans are just at the beginning of our journey, on our way to becoming something more wonderful than we can imagine."
"Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do."
Friday 9 June
Two thoughts from Rick Rubin:
“Look for what you notice but no one else sees.”
“There’s a reason we are drawn to gazing at the ocean. It is said the ocean provides a closer reflection of who we are than any mirror.”
Saturday 10 June
Two thoughts from Josh Waitzkin:
"A key component of high-level learning is cultivating a resilient awareness that is the older, conscious embodiment of a child’s playful obliviousness."
"Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer."
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