As promised, an update on applying the Lifehacker reading tip. Retraining myself to “read efficiently” has proven to be rather challenging. I find myself getting caught up in the minutiae of sentences, truly valuing the joy I attain from finding a phrase worth tweeting about and sharing with the world.
Two quotes I feel compelled to share –
“Let’s define “laziness” anew – to endure a non-ideal existence to let circumstance or others decide life for you, or to amass a fortune while passing through life like a spectator from an office window.”
:: I find it fascinating that laziness no longer slothfulness or apathy. It’s just giving up on your true potential for attaining happiness.
“‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
:: So true, and difficult to execute.
The first quote was the first sentence of a paragraph. The second quote was third to last in a paragraph. Not necessarily a deal breaker with regards to Ferriss’ theory, but I sure do like the idea of not attempting to live out your dreams equating to a disease and would have missed it if I had only read the first sentence of that paragraph.