The Manual #23 - Forever is not the definition of success
We need to stop.
I saw this tweet highlighting how “forever” is not the definition of success.
If you open a coffee shop and run it for a while and it makes you happy but then stuff gets too expensive and stressful and you want to do something else so you close it, it's a "failed" business.
If you write a book or two, then decide that you don't actually want to keep doing that, you're a "failed” writer.
If you marry someone, and that marriage is good for a while, and then stops working and you get divorced, it's a "failed" marriage.
We’re all guilty of this. The notion that if something stops or comes to an end, it’s for some odd reason considered a “failure”.
It’s completely ok to do so something for a while, enjoy it, and then stop once it’s not fun anymore or something else comes along.
I used to think back to how many things I started doing but then stopped because they weren’t “successful” in the traditional sense. When in reality it doesn’t matter at all. I had fun doing it and I also learned a lot.
For example, long-time followers will remember my blogging and Tumblr days. I had so much fun doing that stuff. I made good money too. But then it sort of fizzled out as things were changing. I never sold those businesses and in the back of my mind I had this silly idea that they’re now failed businesses.
Not everything needs to be a success and not everything should be considered a failure.
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A collection of links to stuff I think are worth sharing.
Are we running out of resources? — An interesting take on how maybe we need to think about things differently.
Mac external displays for designers and developers — A great article on why what monitor you choose and the pixel density matters, if you care about that sort thing.
How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily — Great PDF that will teach you a few things quickly.
Wheelers Hill Residence — I love looking at home architecture and design. This is pretty much the dream home.
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“F**k You” Money — I think about this a lot. How much money is enough where you can do nearly everything you want but you also have no one to answer to. It’s not as much as you think and more achievable than you realise.