Eleanor Roosevelt on Life

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can think bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”–Eleanor Roosevelt (The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt)

Shared for the last nine words of the quote.

Eleanor Roosevelt (20 July 1933).

Daily Diversion #107: Slow Start to a Snowy Day

Morning view.

Morning view.

That is snow on the roof of the low building above the truck. It was 70 degrees just 3 days ago.

An inadequate but satisfying breakfast.

An inadequate but satisfying breakfast.

When it is cold I could stay in bed all day. This morning, the siren’s call of the electric kettle was too strong.

"You will be successful in your career."

“You will be successful in your career.”

The universe is obviously trying to tell me something, in the form of this dark chocolate orange fortune cookie. The message? “Get to work, you lazy woman.”

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”-Confucius

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”-Jerome K. Jerome

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”-Albert Einstein

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,

What’s a sundial in the shade?”-Benjamin Franklin

A Year in Books/Day 179: It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be

  • Title: It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be
  • Author: Paul Arden
  • Year Published: First Edition:2003/This Edition: 2007 (Phaidon)
  • Year Purchased: Unknown
  • Source: My mom, who gave me a bunch of books to either keep or sell. (According to the sticker on the inside back flap, she bought the book at Anthropologie.)
  • About: Another corporate motivational book, this one by an ad man from the UK. He was highly successful, and so was this common-sense little volume. It is as easy to digest as your favourite ad campaign, and almost as memorable (the chapter on Victoria Beckham not withstanding). Continue reading