I just finished reading On Writing by Steven King. I have learned some tips and tricks from the book and below are some of the excerpts that I highlighted while reading it.
It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around.
I recently bought a new android phone and was searching for good apps to make myself efficient and productive.
I've found some good apps, so I thought of sharing it here. It might be helpful to you. If you've found or use good apps, write in the comments below. That way all of us can benefit from it.
Any.do: To-do list app
AndroMoney: Tracking Personal Finance
Time Recording: Tracking Time for everything. Meditation, project, short naps, etc
one who do and another who speak
We seem to like to talk about our dream because it's so comforting. It's comforting to talk more about it rather than actually doing it. Doing is hard and talking is easy, so we always choose the latter. We want to work less or average, and gain extraordinary results. That's not going to happen. Since we want excellent results we need to choose and work hard.
I view SETT as the result of hard work. I feel privileged and lucky to be able to use SETT, because this is a product of hard work created by someone who does work instead of just speaking about it. SETT wouldn't exist among us if it was just for talking and not doing or working.
Most people talk more and take less action. But there’s this another group of people who do more than they speak. They speak less or to the point and implement it in real life situation. This is the group which I strive for. I’ve been trying to train myself hard to be the member of this group. These people are the ones who make real difference. I now view talking as a pure waste of time - unless you're talking to the point. It’s because people keep talking about a business plan everyday and at the end, they do nothing. What’s the reason of talking about it in the first place if you are never going to work on it? Talking is as addictive and distracting as watching Television.
I just finished reading 'Switching to Linux', new blog post by Tynan. I don't know anything about Linux, but I'm already working on switching my OS to Linux.
I always get excited when Tynan writes about new stuffs, and as soon as I read it I jump into it, and gradually I lose interest over it.
For example: After reading this post by Tynan about why you should learn to program, I started to learn to program. I started learning PHP and after some time I lost interest on it.
However, I did learn some stuffs about programming through PHP, and that's still a win for me. And since, I have all the basic concepts with me, If I need to learn again, I can catch up quick.
This is my first post from Sett and I'm really excited. I think this has something for everybody. I'll use this as a trail and see how it goes. If I like it then I'll probably use this as my primary blogging platform.
I was thinking there there to be ourname.sett.com but its sett.com/ourname for free users. I'm sure I'll love this blogging platform. I will probably do a 365 day project through sett.
I just wanted to know the different purpose of this group in SETT and Facebook. For example: What sorts of post should we post on Facebook group? and what on SETT?
Around 2013, I came across the works of Sebastian Marshall while one of my friend was reading Ikigai.
I have been following Sebastian ever since.
It's been a long journey. I have not made any significant progress in life, but his philosophy, strategy has helped me create a strong base for myself. I'm still learning and trying to progress one day at a time.
He does not update his blogs like before anymore. So it's been a long time since I've been here on SebastianMarshall.com. And today when I stumbled upon it, I felt a huge dose of Nostalgia. Like walking on a war field long after the war is over. Nobody seems to be active, but all the important lessons are here. I feel alone, but that loneliness is inspiring. I'm happy to be able to write this here at this time. I have no better word to describe this feeling.