What I’m Reading – The Week of December 15th

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read, watched or listened to this week.

  • On the Value of Writing For Yourself Versus An Audience


“Many of the good writers you enjoy probably aren’t much smarter than you. They’ve just forced themselves through the process of transferring vague feelings into words and the clarity that generates.”

  • A Practical System for Reading More Daily


Regardless of what unit of reading you choose, the math will still work out: In six months, or a year, or five years, or ten years, you’ll have digested a large swath of human wisdom.”

  • On the Power of Rituals and Routines


Routines power your day, but rituals help you get through them. The structure of routine comforts us, and the specialness of ritual vitalizes us.”

  • On the Value of Making Irrational Decisions


Rational is hard. Being reasonable is often the most practical goal.”