Awwwwww YEEEEEAH! It’s ma’ fak’n GO TIME!
Inspired by this thread:
I’ve decided to reinvigorate myself for not just August, BUT FOR LIFE.
Books are fun.
Books sometimes have decades of research condensed into a few hundred pages. Books allow our minds to work in the way they were intended: processing data, painting rich pictures, interpreting details, changes in tone, texture, smell, and taste.
Next time you find a book, sniff it like you’re Jack Nicholson in a Vegas sex club with an 8-ball of cocain in 1981. You’ll thank me later.
Stolen from other places:
The written version of the above video:
The goal is simple. Read one book every week for a year. The books can be anything you like, don’t like, or something you’re not sure if you like.
I am starting with something I’ve put off for a long time. I read it a while back, but sometimes you need that second run to really hammer home the message. I tend to take notes when reading, writing in margins or using a separate notebook. So I plan on reflecting and see if I’ve changed my perspective at all this next go around.
Cal Newport is a pompous Computer Science professor, but a good writer that brings good points to the table.
After this, I’ll probably start The Horus Heresy
What are you going to read? Will you take this challenge with me and start to unplug more and more throughout the year to better yourself?
I’ll update my status weekly, to keep myself and others motivated. In other communities I’ve participated in we’ve listed our books, reviewed them (optional), and discussed what we learned, for better or worse.
Join me, Level 1 Techs!