Link Love 3/19/11
Friday Saturday this time (better late than never!), I’ll be sharing my favorite reads from the blogosphere over the past week. Enjoy!]
Lifestyle Design and Being OK with Being Conventional
“The bottom line is that like most of the population, I do not have goals that consist of getting rid of 95% of my stuff, living in a developing country and selling e-courses on teaching people how to do the same. If that’s what someone wants to do, he/she should absolutely go for it. Regale us with stories, tell us about your struggles, teach us what you’ve learned. But please, please don’t be a jerk about it.”
~Well Heeled Blog
Everything Will Conspire to Stop You…So What?
“You’ve got three kids. You’ve got three teeth. The rent is four months past due….You just aren’t feeling it….Everything will conspire to stop you. There are endless reasons and ways….In the end you’ve got to pick up the pen and do the thing. And then you’ve got to do it again.”
~by Robert Bruce at Copyblogger
“Who cares whether something is realistic or not? You might as well leave this word to the cynics–let them have it. Let them own it. It won’t do you any good anyway.”
~by Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Non-Conformity
Squints & Shrugs: How to know when you’re on to something
“When someone makes a face at your idea, shrugs their shoulders, brushes you, or makes a joke of your dreams, it’s not about you or your idea. It’s about ‘the way things are’ and the notions of how we’re supposed to behave….All our great achievements were impossible at one time.”
~by Brian Gerald Murphy at Conventional Freedom
Is Escape Velocity A Trap?
“At that point, I saw three options: quit and do something else, kill off the remaining years until retirement, or take responsibility for my work and my life….
…the source of income doesn’t matter. You either work for yourself and what you care about or you work for a paycheck. If you’re waiting for escape to happen externally, all the velocity in the world might not matter.”
~guest post by Rich Dixon of Bouncing Back at Escape Velocity
What do you base your decisions on, money or happiness?
“Ever since I was a kid it had been beaten into me that you have to suffer if you want something good. You suffer through school to get a good job, suffer through 50 or more years of work to get a good retirement. Your whole life would be suffering just so you could get maybe 20 years of fun.
This is completely wrong. You can be happy now AND in the future. All you have to do is get your priorities straight.”
~guest post by Kole McRae of Office Buddha at Work Happy Now
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