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On Escaping Towards Where You Want To Be I had no right, really, to set off to try to cycle round the world. I wasn’t an expert cyclist. I wasn’t a seasoned explorer. I wasn’t rich, or wise, or brave. For all those reasons I found beginning, committing, […] Read »
Pragmatic Dreaming – Start Rubbish, Get Good I can’t think of any jobs that entail being paid before you’ve done any work or built up an appropriate CV. I can’t think of any one-man-band start-up businesses that earn any money on Day 1 of being in business. Read »
Quest “If one were properly to perform a difficult and subtle act, he should first inspect the end to be achieved and then, once he had accepted the end as desirable, he should forget it completely and concentrate solely on the […] Read »
How We Learn to get Good at Stuff This is not a post about photography. Sure, it describes how I learned to take good photographs*, but it’s actually about how we learn to do anything. It’s a formula for getting good at stuff. I decided I wanted to […] Read »
Is it as Simple as Possible? One of the chapters of the wonderful book ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ is titled “Is it as Simple as Possible?” That’s worth scribbling on a Post-It note and sticking above your desk whilst you plan your expedition, write your […] Read »
Flabbiness “You know how advice is: you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways.” – John Steinbeck There are three stages of flabbiness in life. Each is more restricting and stifling than the one before. […] Read »
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