DIE EMPTY – Todd Henry
The key is embracing the idea that time is finite, so you should focus on the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. See book at https://www.amazon.com.au/Die-Empty-Unleash-Your-Every-ebook/dp/B00AEBEWMC
# The most valuable land in the world is the graveyard. In the graveyard are buried all of the unwritten novels, never-launched businesses, unreconciled relationships, and all of the other things that people thought, ‘I’ll get around to that tomorrow.’ One day, however, their tomorrows ran out.”
# I want to know that if I lay my head down tonight and don’t wake up tomorrow, I have emptied myself of whatever creativity is lingering inside, with minimal
regrets about how I spent my focus, time, and energy.
# There is an overemphasis on celebrity and recognition in our culture, and it will eventually be the death of us. Cultivating a love of the process is the key to making
a lasting contribution.
# The love of comfort is often the enemy of greatness.
# Greatness emerges when you consistently choose to do what’s right, even when it’s uncomfortable.
# Daily tasks that take u closer to your goal are key to success !!
# Globally, only one in four people reported that they feel they are living up to their creative potential.
1- must set a metric for success, define and deadline it
2- problem finding is as important as problem solving
3- never stop driving hard out of comfort
4- dont self delude, get honest opinions of people you dont know
5- be always learning and open to correction
6- do something each time period that you fear. For many this maybe as simple as public speaking
# people sell their soul running away from battles should be fighting
# Dont “follow your passion” instead “ design your purpose to achieve the meaning” dont focus on what can you get but what can you add
# “Passion” has its roots in the Latin word pati, which means “to suffer or endure.” Therefore, at the root of passion is suffering. Sacred Suffering
i- where do I feel the most constraint?
ii- feel out of control?
iii- what do I not understand?
iv- Set an alarm to go off at a point in time in the day for u to ask “Am I doing what I should be to get towards my purpose?” ( or similar)