Be a curator of your life

published25 days ago
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Curation is an underestimated life skill.

We tend to add more things to life rather than to look at what needs to go away. As Leo Babauta says:

Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.

Following that theme, I've handpicked a few great articles from my favourite authors. Hope you find them useful. As always, enjoy!

Play your own game

Investment writer Morgan Housel reminds us to play a game that's in line with what we want, not what looks good to others:

What you want might not be what I want. What’s fun to you might be miserable to me. Your family’s different from mine. Your job’s different from mine. You have different life experiences than I do, different role models, different risk tolerances and goals and social ambitions, work-life balance targets, career incentives, on and on. So of course we don’t always agree on what’s the best thing to do with our money. There’s no world in which we should.

Read the full post: Play your own game

Are you dancing to society's soundtrack?

Brian Clark investigates Beethoven's career and offers fresh insights:

In the last decade of his life, Ludwig van Beethoven composed the greatest triumph of his remarkable body of musical work — the Ninth Symphony. That alone should be motivation to keep going. But what’s truly remarkable is that Beethoven was deaf. His hearing began to decline around age 30, and by 45 it was completely gone. Deafness freed Beethoven as a composer because he no longer had society’s soundtrack in his ears.

Read the full post: Are you dancing to society's soundtrack?

Productivity for the real world

If you're not a "naturally productive person", this piece by one of my online mentors Sonia Simone will truly resonate: Getting really good as a writer

Have a great week!


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