Great quote. I miss reading. Need to prioritize it this week.

    We must read because it is the only way to truly know what it feels like to be in someone else’s mind.

    “People don’t realize how much they hate commuting. A nice house farther from work is not worth the fraction of your life you are giving to boredom and fatigue.”

    As I’m preparing to move this one cut real deep. Commuting became one of the worst parts of my last job. Hoping to change that shortly!

    Yeah this one resonates with me right now as I am exploring job changes.

    “Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge. Action is the beginning of change.”

    Thinking about this a lot this morning. Be true to yourself and derive worth from your actions and values.

    “A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.” -Marcus Aurelius

    Currently reading (listening to the audiobook) 📚: The Creative Act by Rick Rubin.

    This quote floored me. I’m so humbled and encoruaged by this. This book is warming up to me, and Rubin does a great job narrating.

    Look for what you notice, but no one else sees.

    💬 “Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

    How a book about baseball inspires us to follow our passions

    A few days ago, I finished reading Shoeless Joe, the book that inspired the film, Field of Dreams. Here are some deeper thoughts on a film and book that have helped to shape my world view:

    As a baseball fan, Field of Dreams is at the top of my list for baseball films that showcase the love of the game. It goes without saying then that I would eventually find my way to the novel that inspired the film.

    Shoeless Joe is different from the film in many ways, but at its core it is about a man who is called to follow his passion. And that has always been what has resonated with me. We can go through life just biding time, or we can choose to take risks and build baseball fields in Iowa cornfields. I hope to be like Ray and to watch others come follow their passions with me.

    I’ll end with one of my favorite quotes from the book:

    “I wish I had your passion for baseball,” Salinger says. “However misdirected it may be, it is still a passion. If I had my life to live over again, I’d take more chances. I’d want more passion in my life. Less fear and more passion, more risk. Even if you fail, you’ve still taken a risk.”

    Been utilizing Readwise more and more. It unearthed a fantastic quote from Man’s Search for Meaning, that I had to share. Highly recommend this book.