A lot of times when working on a project—or your life—you find yourself stuck. And the ideas come in. Should I do this? Should I do that?
Especially at the exhaustion stages of a project—or your life—it’s common to just want to pick one and get it over with. But which one?
Pay attention, class, here’s where I get as life coach as I ever get: As a boy in Sweden I read a chess book that said, paraphrasing, “If you can’t tell yourself in one sentence what a move will accomplish, it’s not a good move.”
That’s Sun Tzu level discipline.
“If you can’t tell yourself in one sentence what a move will accomplish, it’s not a good move.”
Try it the next time you have an urge to do something. Can you tell yourself, in one sentence, what that action will accomplish?
If you can’t, that action will most likely take you to the same place you’re at, or worse, just a little farther down the road.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.