Prima regulă în viață – fii diferit. A doua – fii bun în ce faci.
Majoritatea articolelor de pe blog sunt scrise în ideea “vreau să mă dezvolt”, nu neapărat “am o super idee, am muncit mult la ea, vreau să o exprim”. Am citit în toamna lui 2020 o idee – este indicat ca atunci când înveți să ai un pic de umilință în tine (pentru a îți da voie să încerci, să greșești, să testezi, să pui întrebări, să te apuci de sarcini mai puțin plăcute, din care vei învăța).
Pentru articole de top, vedeți:
RO: Muzică care îmi place (mai nouă ») – EN: Music I like recently » – lista se va actualiza
RO: Muzică care îmi place (mai veche ») – EN: Music I used to listen to a while ago » – lista nu se va actualiza
About Olivian Breda:
I was born in Bucharest, Romania, on May 3, 1982. I was raised in a small place (Pîrjol, it’s called) in Bacău county, Romania until I was 3 years old. From age 3 until I was 18 (in 2001), I lived in Năvodari, Constanța, România. Between 2001 – 2015 I lived in Bucharest, Romania. From June 2015 until August 2016, I lived in London, United Kingdom. From August 2016 until September 2018, I lived in Năvodari, Constanța, Romania. From October 2018 until May 2020, I lived în Bucharest, Romania. Since June 2020 I live in Năvodari, Constanța, Romania.
I studied Informatics in high-school, economics in faculty, communication & PR in Master of Arts, and IT & Security in two different MSc.
I like self-development a lot.
PS: I’m a strong believer in this:
Repeating yourself can feel draining. However, if you want to be persuasive with your pitches, be prepared to say them over and over again. That repetition can be exactly what someone needs to internalize your ideas. (source »)
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.
His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot – albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”.
Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”
From Art and Fear, via Stratchery -> Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World
Produce lots of stuff and share it.
Being prolific doesn’t mean that everything you produce has to be absolute gold. But the process of producing large quantities of work ultimately leads to a higher quality of work.
Writing is wonderful. Thanks to the generation effect, it helps you better remember what you read—even if it’s just by taking notes—and is good for your mental health. Building a writing habit is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself as a maker.
Will Robbins on Twitter: “Vastly underrated predictor of success: willingness to be low-status. Everyone drones on about stuff like hard work, but so many of the top people I’ve met were uniquely willing to spend years looking like they’re working on something silly or insignificant.” / Twitter »
I only know of one superpower, but it applies to everything: consistency. Do anything consistently for a long time (meaning multiple years), and you’ll be good at it.
Don’t worry about quality until you’ve mastered consistency. Lifting weights for 10 minutes every day beats the heck out of lifting weights for 2 hours twice a month.
One of the biggest things holding people back from doing great work is the fear of making something lame.
Imagine if we could turn off the fear of making something lame. Imagine how much more we’d do.
In the (perfect) movie adaptation, Hannibal calls Clarice on the phone, and he says it just a little differently: “The world’s more interesting with you in it.”
I think about this line all the time in our contemporary era.
“You don’t find time for important things, you make it”
Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)
“Everything you do is an opportunity cost”
Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)
… and an emotional quote:
“One day, when you least expect it, you are going to crash into someone who is going to be so soft and gentle with your heart, and you are going to be so glad you kept it open. You are going to be so glad that you continued to fight for it that you chose to believe it deserved more.”
Imagination goes a long way:
“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ― Mark Twain
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