Pay Attention

Borrowed this photo from: positivityblog

So, sneak peak into my daily routine. Each day I collect a number of “of the day” verses, quotes, ideas and such. In theory, exposure to new and various ideas will broaden my perspective. Full disclosure, I really like collecting things, and the process of filling up my #bulletjournal with diverse wisdom is fulfilling for me. Speaking of Fulfilling, I listened to a Tim Ferris and Tony Robbins Podcast last night on the drive to work that was incredible. Called On Fulfillment Versus Achievement, this podcast really hits home on a number of levels. It’s long, nearly an hour and a half, but worth the listen if you can fit it into your #Action filled day.

One of the projects that’s floating around my brain is creating a database with these “dailies” and creating a visual web of the connections. Learning is a strange thing for the human being where neural connections link things known with newly acquired information and context matters. As such, I imagine it would be cool to see a time-lapse of the interconnection of this Eastern, Western, modern, and classical philosophy. Let’s look at the 4 quotations that came in today, 14 October 2016.

Verse of the day:

Romans 12:2 NIV “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Quotation of the day:

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

The Daily Stoic:

“The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they do arrive.” – Seneca

Koan of the Day:

“The guru declared, “you must always remember three things: first, to remember these three things; secondly, to not forgot them, and thirdly, uh…””

This is not a comprehensive list of all-knowing information, but it exposes me to some different thinkers and styles of thought each day. Supplement these daily quotes with a steady supply of YouTube and Podcasts, and the quiet time is now filled with mentors and wisdom.

If you have suggestions on other daily resources that would provide a broader perspective, please include in the comments. I’m more than happy to integrate new ideas into the study of life. Why did I show you these sites? I believe we are influenced by our diets, physical, mental, and spiritual. If we seek knowledge and put it into #Action, that becomes unstoppable drive. An unquenchable thirst for knowledge needs to be fed, but also like any river it needs to continue to flow lest it becomes a dam ready to burst. I intend to continue to study these and other materials each day and synthesize some lessons that’ll flow to this blog.

It’s a labor of love and self-discovery. At this point, I’m not concerned with anything but creating quality content and delivering it to anyone who stumbles upon it. My hope is that readers will pass the link to this blog along to their friends and family they feel can benefit from these lessons.

Speaking of stumbling upon things. Check out this site: Stumble Upon

It was recommended a number of times in the past and recently by Tim Ferris in the podcast linked above. If you have ever heard of serendipity or “happy surprises” this site tailors links to the “best of the web” in a wide array of personalized suggestions you might like. It’s pretty cool.

So what was with the title “Pay Attention”? I believe that there are lessons to be learned all around us, all the time, and I take the quotation sources listed above as primers for what to think about today. Combine these primers with whatever circumstances cross your path each day, and you’ll likely be on your path to discovery, too.

Happy Day.