Three Action Thursday

99 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice

Three Action Thursday is intended to give you actionable content that allows you to become the best version of yourself in the domains of personal finance, personal/professional development, and building authentic relationships.  Here are some nuggets that I think you will enjoy…

What I’m Reading

Kevin Kelly is a best selling author and an accomplished techie, one of the primary founders of Wired Magazine. Over the years he has compiled a list of “Unsolicited Advice” (he’s up to 99 entries) that he has found value in and wants to share with others. I love it!

Here are three of my favorites:

  • Ignore what others may be thinking of you, because they aren’t.
  • We are not bodies that temporarily have souls. We are souls that temporarily have bodies.
  • Children totally accept — and crave — family rules. “In our family we have a rule for X” is the only excuse a parent needs for setting a family policy. In fact, “I have a rule for X” is the only excuse you need for your own personal policies.

What I’m Watching

The Chosen. I am admittedly late to the game on this one as it has started its second season already. The Chosen is a TV series based on the life and times of Jesus Christ and his apostles. You do NOT need to be a believer to love the show. It takes what’s in the Bible and imagines a plausible backstory for it. It is well-written and well-acted, unlike stereotypical examples of Christian media. Think “This is Us” but based more on New Testament history. If you need some secular proof just check out The Chosen’s Rotten Tomatoes entry: the reviews have been outstanding. I highly encourage you to check it out.

Quotes I am Pondering

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.  It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” 

~ Ashley Montagu, British-American anthropologist

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” 

~ Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.” 

~ William James, American psychologist and philosopher

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