A lot of people tell me that I do a lot of work and get a lot done. I guess it's so. But I'm always looking for ways to function more effectively. Perusing the Amazon bestsellers list a week or two ago, I noticed the book, THE 4 HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. He's a 30 year old hotshot entrepreneur from Princeton, but he raises some interesting ideas and concepts. It caught my attention because, now that I'm working almost exclusively on the web, I could live just about anywhere.
Here are some excerpts from his book:
Since I'm a quotation junkie, let's start with some quotations he cites:
You have comfort. you don't have luxury. And don't tell me that money plays a part. The luxury I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. it is the reward of those who have no fear of discomfort.
Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists- Advertisement -
Many a false step was made by standing still
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize winning physicist- Advertisement -
Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.