When reading Stumbling on Happiness, by Dan Gilbert, while waiting on the bus, the thought hit me:

If you seek happiness, you’ll find despair.
If you chase after money, it will never show up.
If you obsess to be successful, life will be average.
If searching for your true love, loneliness is found.

For some reason, universally, the things that we chase the most are often what eludes us. We seek the end result of the effort, not the underlining motivator. “To make a million dollars” is a bad reason to start a business. There is no focus and you…


“Most artists are gamblers; they are impulsive people who don’t plan ahead.” This concept has been in the forefront of my mind for months now. The discovery was made in a conversation with my brother. We’ve seen this first hand in a few “serial entrepreneurs” that we’ve known. Start an idea, run with it for a little bit, and then let it drop or die off. Repeat.

I’ve done this myself.

Photo by Piotr Lohunko

I used to think this was a negative trait.

It’s not “having an unfinished idea” that is negative.
It’s not risk that is negative. …

Gary Bacon

UX Designer. Developer. Illustrator. Paleo enthusiast.

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