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Strength and Reason
April 17, 2020
How many times does it seem like the Universe has it in for you? Like
there’s a function in Universe OS whose purpose is to throw the worst
junk at you. And that function is stuck in an endless loop.
You keeping smashing the ESC key, but no luck. The loop continues.
Will it blow your mind if I tell you that the Universe isn’t out to get you?
It’s true. The Universe is neutral. What happens to you is neither good
nor bad. That function to mess with you doesn’t exist.
What makes an event good or bad is your attitude. Yep, take
responsibility because it’s all on you.
You see, you don’t have a lot of control over what happens to you. But
the one thing you control is your mind.
When something unexpected happens, it’s your choice of how you
Is that thing an opportunity, or is it an obstacle? Is it good or bad?
If the weather delays your flight, you have a choice. Get angry or
accept the situation.
Getting angry won’t change anything. The person at the airline desk
can’t control the weather.
But you could use that time to make phone calls or answer emails.
Learn to take control of the situation. You’ll be happier.
Get started taking control of the situation with the week’s
This Week’s Posts on Strength and Reason
Here’s what you need to know about forming habits
You’re only as strong as your weakest habit. To that end, you’re setting
yourself up to fail if you don’t develop positive habits. But to develop a
positive habit, you must know what a habit is. And have some basic
strategies to form positive habits.
Here’s an older post to check out
Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space
Success doesn’t come overnight. You need to be persistent in your
pursuit of your mission. In other words, success take patience and
Worth Checking Out
Some interesting articles from around the Internet
This is how the free-market can respond to emergencies. When the
government gets out of the way, at least.
Craft-Brewed Hand Sanitizer
Here’s another article about hand sanitizer.
Breweries, Distilleries Partner to Create Hand Sanitizer During
Break those protectionist myths.
Tariffs Worsened the Problem; More Tariffs Won’t Alleviate It
Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Innovations of the future
depend on past innovations.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Key to Innovation
Speaking of innovation. How about this?
Samsung Redesigned Its TV Boxes to be Easily Converted Into
Cat Houses and Entertainment Centers
What I’m Up To
We don’t know a lot about the Celts. This 3-part documentary presents
what we do know about their culture. And their ultimate fate in the
face of conflict with the Roman Empire.
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