We all find inspiration in different ways. For some, it stems from solitude and meditation. For me, this often comes through allowing my ideas to collide with the thoughts of those far smarter than I. As I look to improve, I find that attempting to write great things often starts with reading them. Attempting to inspire others often begins with becoming inspired yourself. With this in mind, I regularly collect and share some of the more inspiring work I find on the web.
Eddie Smith <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
It makes me think that the thoughts that I have in my head that make me feel the most lonely, because I don’t feel that anyone else thinks them, are also the thoughts that have the most potential to make me feel connected.
zefrank <— Click To See More Smart Stuff!
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin (Hat tip to Merlin Mann) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
I don’t believe that every person in this world is destined for satisfaction in their profession. That’s fine, I think. I’ll never begrudge anybody the sacrifice of personal satisfaction in the name of providing for the ones they love. But. I do believe that those of us who have the opportunity—the luxury, even—to pursue what is true and beautiful and profitable both for us and the world around us have a duty to do it.
Brett Kelly) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
The device in my pocket is rarely more important than what’s around me. Remembering that when my mind yearns for easy distraction — for anything to avoid a moment of mental idling — is the hard part.
Surat Lozowick <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
When you’re new to something, all the pain is out in the open. You stub your toes until they’re black and blue on things the veterans have all learned to avoid.
This is the time to do the impossible, because you don’t know enough to know what can’t be done yet.
David Heinemeier Hansson <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!