on beauty

For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’

Rachel Carson

set visions, not goals

I’ve learned that embracing the ‘why’ of what I’m doing is a lot more valuable than the ‘what’.

A vision helps drive me forward and estabilish an overarching sense of purpose, whereas a set target always changes once I hit it. Life tends not to obey the metrics or deadlines usually associated with goals, so setting a strong vision rather than a concrete goal can be a much more powerful, ambitious long-term motivator.

Emphasys is mine … I’ll ad up the author as I’ve took a photo of this phrase a couple of months ago and forgot to take note.

no wrong notes

Take your personal website, for example. Your writing might not appeal to others. People might find it irrelevant or even dislike your style or your message, especially if you are writing about something new and unconventional.

But if it’s important to you and if it contains a bit of yourself – and it certainly will –, whatever you write and publish on your site isn’t wrong.

You are free to try out different formats, techniques, and styles. Write about what you think and care about. Find your unique way to express yourself.

A personal website ain’t got no wrong words.

Matthias Ott

Thanks to Andrea for sharing this!