Good Stuff Sunday: Wisdom for the Ages

Mt. Tam

One of my favorite trends in the blog world is when people I enjoy/admire/learn from pass on a weekly list of others’ work that they enjoy/admire/learn from. It creates a chain of sharing good stuff between people of the same interests. In that spirit, here’s what interested me this week…

 

I like the learning in this post a lot. Its so easy to get wrapped up in goals and plans and try to force our way forward. Love this line:

"Like a humble servant I now ask the Universe for orders, instead of pretentiously giving them."

And Emma gives us perfect example of how to follow the signs here - what a story!

I admire Emma and her sister. Who wouldn't? They are smart, ambitious, strategic, creative—and young. There's a danger, though, to believe that we must be young to succeed in the world. As this article points out, there's a host of potential problems in glorifying success in youth. Here's to following your dreams at any age!

We all know the adage, "the only constant in life is change'. But Seth points out that in our world today, change is more often a choice. I think that might be where people my age can often get stuck. If we don't choose to change, the world will pass us by.

Arianna Huffington's latest book, Thrive, will be coming out next month. I want to read it, especially after reading Justine's post.

"This is how success should be defined, says Arianna: by whether we are living fully and passionately, engaging in the “third metric” of success that is wisdom, wonder, well-being and giving. She calls on women not just to lean in, but reshape the world of work into a world that cultivates the third metric instead of killing it dead.

"(“And men,” she said in a talk at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, “you’re going to love it.”)

"Since rest, health, connectedness, and the expansive, energized attitudes of joy actually increase creativity and productivity, you might suspect that work won’t suffer as a result."

In our global, male-dominated, economic machine of the world, this might be a tough sell—but what was that Seth said about choosing change?

 

May your week be filled with success the way you define it.