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Story: I Must Do the Work That I Am Best Suited For.

This week’s video story: I must do the work that I am best suited for. As I mention, that story appears in Edward Weston’s Daybooks. I can’t resist adding a bit of what he wrote about photographing peppers: “It is a classic, completely satisfying,–a pepper—but more than a pepper: abstract, in that it is completely outside subject matter. It has …


“I Think It’s Important To Say ‘No’ a Lot More Often Than We Do, and I’m Still Working at That.”

Happiness interview: Mike Vardy. I got to know Mike Vardy through his work on LifeHack and Productivityist, “the blog for productivity enthusiasts” (and aren’t we all productivity enthusiasts?). He has a new book, The Front Nine: How To Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, about how to create a path to success on your own terms. (The title and …


Secret of Adulthood: People Do Best What Comes Naturally.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   I really believe this is true. It’s certainly true in my case; naturally, I spend all my time reading and writing, and I also think that’s what I do best. This Secret of Adulthood is related to the resolution to Do what you do. Do you agree? What do you do naturally?


Why I’m Sometimes Tempted to Fight My New Passion–And Why I’m Embracing It, Instead.

Assay: For the last month or so, I’ve been possessed with a passionate interest in the sense of smell. I follow the resolution to Cultivate good smells, I’ve read lots of books, I’ve started disciplining myself to be more aware of the smells that I encounter in my day, I’ve been eliminating sources of bad smell in my home (a …


“When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier.”

Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. I first met Andrew Mangino through email, when he wrote to tell me about his extremely ambitious, thought-provoking new venture, The Future Project, of which he’s Co-Founder and President. The Future Project is a project “to unite young Americans in dynamic partnerships to build projects that change the world.” It will launch in the fall in …