1. Article I read this week…
I read a great article this week, realizing about halfway through that the author, Oliver Burkeman, was the author of the excellent book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management For Mortals. The article was in The Guardian and is titled… Oliver Burkeman’s last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life: After more than a decade of writing life-changing advice, I know when to move on. Here’s what else I learned. I didn’t realize he had a regular piece in The Guardian called, This Column Will Change Your Life. (I will be checking out his old articles, for sure.) Anyway, this article is a good one. Some great points, advice, and thought- provoking information. Here are the eight secrets, but I highly recommend the full, easy-reading article.
- There will always be too much to do – and this realization is liberating.
- When stumped by a lifechoice, choose “enlargement” over happiness.
- The capacity to tolerate minor discomfort is a superpower.
- The advice you don’t want to hear is usually the advice you need.
- The future will never provide the reassurance you seek from it.
- The solution to imposter syndrome is to see that you are one.
- Selflessness is overrated.***
- Know when to move on.
***I loved them all, but I really liked this one… and it got me thinking!
Read the article by clicking here.
2. Quote I love…
“Your energy introduces you before you even speak.”
This quote says it all. I love it! You know that feeling when someone walks into a room, and it feels like the life is sucked right out of the air? And you know the feeling when you are around someone, and they feel supercharged before you even meet them or before they even speak. How’s your energy? Boost it with wellness living, good vibes, a positive attitude, immense gratitude, and a servant’s heart. (Thanks for sharing, Laurie F.!)
3. Event I’ll be competing in…
There is a triathlon in downtown Cleveland every year called the TRI CLE Rock Roll Run. This year, it is being held on Saturday, August 20th. There are three distances… the Olympic (1500-meter swim/40K bike/10K run…which is a full, true triathlon), the Sprint (750-meter swim/20K bike/5K run), and the Super Sprint (250-meter swim/8K bike/3K run). My son, Kyle, and I have done the Super Sprint every year, which doesn’t require a lot of training, isn’t too grueling, and is a lot of fun. I’ve shared pics in the past here on Friday’s Findings, but wanted to announce it early this year in the hopes that some of you might sign up and join us. Even if you’re not training right now and are not in great shape, consider the Super Sprint. It’s a VERY COOL event… you swim in the harbor between the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Science Center, then ride along the Memorial Shoreway (with the city’s skyline on one side, and Lake Erie on the other), then run through a portion of Edgewater Park (with amazing lake views). If interested, I’d get signed up right away, as it usually sells out. You can click here for details, or go to www.rockrollrun.com. And be sure to let me know if you’ll be racing so we can connect after the race. (And don’t give me a hard time for only doing the Super Sprint… I’m not a strong biker, I hate running, and I am a TERRIBLE swimmer! I do this to test myself, to enjoy the scene downtown, and to compete with my son.) JOIN ME!!!