#99 My Weekly Reading List (w.8)
This list contains the notable stuff I've been reading this week:
3-2-1: On failure, the importance of teaching, and handling the expectations of others by James Clear.
The brilliant physicist and Noble Prize winner, Richard Feynman, on dealing with the expectations of others:
“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish.
I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”
Blind contour drawings by Austin Kleon. Quoting Nicolaïdes from Kleon's blog post:
"Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see — to see correctly — and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye. The sort of ‘seeing’ I mean is an observation that utilizes as many of the five senses as can reach through the eye at one time. Although you use your eyes, you do not close up the other senses — rather, the reverse, because all the senses have a part in the sort of observation you are to make."
Master Your Relationship to Time by Leo Babauta.
"But time is also abundant. [...]
The key is to see this abundance, and feel it in your body. It’s like the abundance of oxygen in the air all around us: it’s limited and precious, but we have plenty of it and can breathe freely and with joy. In some situations, oxygen is so limited that it can be life-threatening … but most of the time, we have more than enough for our needs."