A personal newsletter that'll appear in your inbox every Sunday. Sometimes it'll try to cheer you up, keep you motivated or it'll be just a personal meditation on a topic.
The same as people, ideas are not born blank slates. They hold many innate facets. And to reach their full potential, they need to be nurtured, given time and sustenance to grow.
There's a biological robot that surrounds your soul. You can never truly be in charge of the former and only begin understanding the latter. The only thing to do is to attempt both.
Every story has a beginning, a plot, and an end. If you're reading this, your story is still being written. You're in the plot part. Maybe there's a plot twist on the very next page; who's to say? And perhaps you're still at the beginning of the actual storyline.
With every new side-project come new challenges, but also new learnings that have the potential to expand your mind in unobvious ways.
A strong material may break, and a flexible one will bend. But one that's strong and flexible at the same time will bend and spring right back into the original shape.
Real power doesn't reside in strength but in shaping the world to your will. In words, there's an invisible force that can create, build and destroy worlds. Anyone who can read, write, and speak well is near-invincible in the contemporary world.
Life is a series of long-term investments. Everything you do today inevitably impacts tomorrow. It's a one-way street where turning around isn't an option. What is an option is looking ahead and choosing your path forward. Will you choose the paved but long road along the mountain's edge or will you climb the mountain to get to the other side? It's only up to you.
Having your name in a history book or on a magazine cover might feel like an immense accomplishment. But what might be abstracted away from who you really are might make it not worth the desire. When the nature of a person has been dissolved into the past, you're left with only a name, events, and dates.
Writing personal letters has been a hobby of mine for years. Those real ones where you take a pen and write it all at once. No edits; if you make a mistake, you correct it right then and there and carry on. Then throw a little drawing at the end because the medium allows for it, and it has a chance of making the recipient smile for just a second.