Lots of reading again this week. I’ve chosen to highlight a few of the bigger blogs that I’ve been following for quite some time alongside of some newer ones from some promising individuals. Check these posts out and tell me what you think in the comments.
Jonathan Fields writes a great article here about exercise as being a key component to a sharp mind. I know, I know. Despite knowing how good exercise is FOR you, when you hear the word it makes you want to vomit. Give this article a shot though and see if it doesn’t encourage you even a little.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to visit. It’s not one author, but a coalition of writers looking to break out of the template life. This particular post by Scott Rafferty addresses what many runners know about ‘the wall’, only he discusses it in light of our life in general and how to overcome it. I know personally that I have hit this wall many times so it was especially encouraging to me.
This post looks at some of the top TED talks and gives great reviews on each one. Each review is meaty enough that the author Ross Hudgens could have turned them into their own posts. I spent a good chunk of time reading and absorbing the information in this post before finally bookmarking it for future reference. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to any of the TED talks, this would be a great starting point for sure!
Drew Rieder has just started this blog. His second post immediately struck a chord with me as it is something that I wrote about last week. He does a great job of turning the “what if” question around by converting it to a “when” question. I don’t know how you could possibly still be dealing with the nagging question of “what if” after reading my amazing post, but I suppose it’s possible (really hoping you picked up on the sarcastic tone in reference to myself here). If so, check out this article.
In stark contrast to the previous blog mentioned, this site is NOT new. This particular article was written by Senior Editor Sonia Simone who gives the following quote:
You need talent, luck, and persistence. Pick any two.
Now, for those of you who are concerned that you may lack in certain areas (which is how I feel), you will benefit greatly from this article! She does a great job of taking some of the mystery out of these concepts, giving you the ability to position yourself to be a much more talented, lucky, and persistent individual.
And that’s what I’ve been reading. Go. Check ‘em out.
Oh, and tell me what you think of them.