[Every Friday, I share my favorite reads from around the blogosphere over the past week. Enjoy!]
Your Life: Now With 33% More Reality
“What would your life be like if, instead of working to avoid reality interruptions, you actively tried to encourage them? What would the world look like to you if you took the chance to look at it from a different angle?
What would you learn? What would you want to learn? What have you always wondered about but never had the chance to explore?
Reality is only a burden when you try to avoid it to preserve your own comfort. But when you invite it into your life, you start to become more comfortable with the discomfort itself.
If you’d like to invite a little more reality into your life, here are few ideas you can use to get started.”
~Tyler Tervooren at Advanced Riskology
7 Famous People Who Found Success Starting in Their 30’s
“If you’re about to turn 30 or are in your 30′s, it’s never too late to change careers or have your success….
Here are a list of famous people, who were late bloomers and didn’t find success till their 30′s.”
~Benny Hsu at Get Busy Living
The Half Step That Will Change Your Life
“You don’t need to fix everything in your life right now. You don’t even need to fix one thing.
You just need to do one little, miniscule, almost nothing thing…
Take that first step. Celebrate that first step. Love the step, not the destination. That step, even the motion of taking the first foot off the ground and moving it forward — that’s everything.”
~Leo Babauta at Zen Habits
7 Ways to Tell That You’re Not Living Your Highest Purpose in Life and 7 Tricks for Fixing That
“1. You’re not waking up excited in the morning.
If you’re not excited (or at least enthusiastic) in the morning – then you’re most likely not living your highest purpose. If you’re waking up a couple of days each week with a monotonous feeling of having to do this again today – that’s probably a sign that you’re ‘off purpose.’”
~Jacob Sokol at Sensophy
Entrepreneurs + Marriage: Possible? Or Possibly Hopeless? **
“I’ve got big things in the works. Big, splashy marks I intend to make on the world. And I refuse to give anything less than 100%. And I have a feeling that it’s going to be that way for a long time. As D says, there is no such thing as life balance. And she’s right–not when your intentions involve throwing everything off balance.
So where do you find the bandwidth? At what point do you make space for the companionship? The intimacy? And all of the time required to even get to those places? And what must you sacrifice as a result?
This is why marriage scares me.”
~Ash Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project
**Cordelia note: I’d be very interested to hear your feedback on this one! While I’m extremely happy to be married to my wonderful husband, I often feel like I could pay down my debt so much faster if I were on my own, could sell all my possessions and live in a box eating nothing but crackers (which, if you doubt I would actually do, means you don’t really know me that well). But, I do love the h-band and can’t imagine being without him. So: torn. (Possible upcoming post on “The Married Revolutionary’s Dilemma…)
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