<aside> 🗣 Little pieces of my thoughts on Learning, Leadership, Mental Health and Parenting. Consuming information makes me guilty, this daily dispatch is my quick stop to reflect on what I have consumed each day.

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May 2022

May 7 2022

I have been living in a slightly isolated place for a few years now. There are very few avenues for me to go ‘outside’ here. So I took this advice and I went inside.

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I recently read something contradictory but it was comforting.

<aside> 🧘🏽 ‘It took me a long time to understand that "focusing inward" and trying to "make growth happen" through sheer  effort is exhausting and doesn’t even work very well. It just leaves me even more wrapped up in my own problems and worries. It’s far faster, more effective, and more enjoyable to focus outward on changing my environment.

My personal growth really took off when I started to surround myself with the peers, mentors, and experiences that I knew would bring the best out of me and lead me inevitably toward the person I want to be.’ — Tiago Forte

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April 2022

Apr 26-28 2022

No regrets.” You’ve heard people proclaim it as a philosophy of life. That’s nonsense, even dangerous!

The thing about regret is - there is regret and there is shame about regretting. This quote helped me get rid of some shame about regretting 😅

I have two regrets that I keep going back to —

  1. Should have studied better at university, I enjoyed programming but I let that go because I was busy making friends and keeping them.
  2. Early in my career, I was focused on increasing my bank balance over making smarter investments. I didn’t spend much, but I didn’t invest at all. Having that bank balance gave me the comfort that I can do anything I wanted.

<aside> 🔥 Daniel Pink says ‘ When People tell you what they regret the most, they are telling you what they value the most’.

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Upon some reflection it seems like I value Learning >> Relationships and Long Term Growth >> Short Term Growth

I’m still confused 😖 Perhaps there is a way to do both!

A Conversation with Daniel H. Pink on The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. - Thought Economics


<aside> 🌱 Challenge everything from an attitude of openness, not from an attitude of stubbornness.

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Apr 15 2022 It takes me conscious effort to practice this, the one thing that always helps is bumping into this sentence in its various forms and ways.


Apr 13 2022 Its my first week of solitude since I had a baby 2.5 years ago. This quote couldn’t have been more true!

Without the interruptions, nourishing and maddening, this life would become arid. Yet I taste it fully only when I am alone”