“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali
- We’re reading A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine at the Imperfectionist Book Club.
- Do you want to change your outlook on life? Transform your vocabulary. The most common that perfectionists use is “I should” or “I wish” over “I am” or “I do”. Instead of “I wish I was doing better,” say “I am doing better.” Don’t allow your words to become your experience.
- Hermann Hesse on the little joys and breaking the trance of busyness at Brain Pickings.
- Outside of The Imperfectionist Book Club, I just finished reading Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love. In our minds, we often form a picture of what our perfect partner looks like, but in truth, there’s no such thing as a perfect partner. Through his novel, Alain explains how our false ideas of love and romance leads to failure in long term relationships and marriages. It’s a must read for anyone who is or wants to be in a relationship.
- Ways to have a more productive morning by Outside Magazine. Stop hitting the snooze button. Meditate or do yoga. Stay off your phone.