Farnam Street Principles

Farnam Street via Art of Manliness:

All that we write about, think about, and strive to achieve is inspired by one or more of the following principles. We hope they offer some clarity about what our community believes, and perhaps some direction as you carve your own path.

  1. Direction Over Speed
  2. Live Deliberately
  3. Thoughful Opinions Held Loosely
  4. Principles Outlive Tactics
  5. Own Your Actions

Farnam Street is Shane Parish’s blog about better thinking and better decision making. Not sure how why I’ve never come across this before, but it’s now in my RSS feed.

Perfectionism Makes Me Insane

Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird:

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a s****y first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.

Addicted to Distraction

Addicted to Distraction – NYTimes.com