Notes to myself is a little experiment.
One life lesson summarised in 500 words or less, every day.
In the Information Age, there is a deluge of life advice, some of it life changing, most of it outright obnoxious. I don’t want to add to the noise. Instead, I want to collect the insights that truly resonate with me. Consider this the digital version of the several pieces of scribbled notes I have written to myself — things I had meant to remember but soon lost track of.
Through this little experiment, which is mostly inspired by my own desperate need to save my sanity in a world that seems exceedingly out of control, I hope to focus on just one thing, every day. It is also inspired by Seneca’s letters to Lucilius, which Ryan Holiday talks about in 25 Things I’ve Learned From a Decade of Podcasts.
Here’s your lesson for the day, Seneca says. Here’s your one thing.
There is nothing new I offer, but I can promise it to be succinct and honest.
Not the feel-good-for-five-seconds-only-to-feel-like-a-deflated-balloon kind of motivation. No fluff, No pretense. No bullshit.
Just words that resonated with me, and I hope will resonate with you too.
And if that resonates with you, feel free to stick around.