“The surprising truth about what motivates us”

Sometimes I find myself in discussions where I’ve brought up a half-baked idea that I’m not confident about. So today, on an email list of 2000 people I posted something. Normally I’d want to have it more thought out, but it seemed a good fit for a discussion. So I tossed the idea out there and it started getting picked apart. A discussion ensued and I enjoyed the constructive criticism that was given. As part of the discussion, this link was sent to me and I found it extremely valuable.

Over the years I’ve heard many reasons on what motivates us. This one does a great job of explaining why some of those reasons don’t always work. Better still, it gets to the core of the issue rather than creating superfluous reasoning.

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United Airlines breaks stuff, including guitars

For several years I was flying on average about once per month. Sometimes that included United Airlines. Always with my luggage I am very careful packing. Even still, more than any other airline, United broke things more often than not. One of the best examples was a brand new hard sided suitcase that was on its second ever segment. One corner was totally crunched and the case was deformed quite badly.

It seems like I’m not alone in my experience that United Airline is a champion at breaking stuff.

Start where you are

As a small recap of last week; I didn’t make it much fun. Lots of work lined up, lots of possibilities, but tend to focus most on results. Not as many results last week as I would prefer.

The game and other projects are all piled up and I want to create more but the time, resources, money… aren’t there.

So this Sunday’s evening lesson was timely. One of the main points was “Start where you are.” One of the verses for this was Ecclesiastes 9:10:

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

…not that I hadn’t read that before, or didn’t know it… but it serves as a nice reminder for the week going forward. Here’s to a great week!