Great comment in reply to "Clean a Clean Toilet" by Jason -
Great post, and great quote. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about maintenance. In the past I’ve seen it as boring and something to be ignored. But that’s really not the way to look at it. Maintenance is about maintaining quality, and that is something to take pride in.
Fantastic insight there, wow, that’s really a great way of putting it. I used to dislike maintenance as well, and gradually I just started doing it because I came to think it’s necessary to do what I want to achieve. But I can see how it’d be even a higher level up from that to see it as a very worthwhile thing to take pride in.
"Maintenance is about maintaining quality, and that is something to take pride in." - brilliant insight.
"Is Exponential Growth Possible?" got a few really good comments. Riley Harrison left a really good comment and questions -
A great blog. One of the realizations that helped me was comprehending that if an insight or epiphany wasn’t actionable (didn’t lead to action) it wasn’t of much value (other than recreational). I have thought way too many deep thoughts, read too many self-empowerment books searching for the non-existent silver bullet (insight) that would allow me to bypass hard work, accumulation of small victories and risk taking.
The traditional barriers/obstacles (time, money, energy, risk taking etc) are to me somewhat secondary to just plain old inertia. But being at the right place at the right time – is that serendipitous luck or something else. You do have to factor into the equation that you are shooting at a moving target (circumstances change and you change) – times stands still for no man… As to the list of things to make you grow I would add that being conversant in the latest findings in neuroscience and positive psychology wouldn’t hurt.
I’ve had a lot going on lately, and have had a number of epiphanies over the last couple weeks so I thought I’d write a post about what I’m currently working on, what I’ve learned this summer, and what you can expect from cameronchardukian.com in the near future.
After a lifetime of being an introvert I decided to take part in The 90 Day Social Challenge. I planned to get out of the house and do at least one social thing per day. The goal of this challenge was to develop my social skills, do some crazy stuff while I’m still a teenager, and build a social circle.
The results of the challenge?
June: 14 Social Days