Useless pain

“There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain: the sort of pain that’s only suffering.”

—Frank Underwood
“House of Cards”

 
 

 


 
 

We change more than we realize

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”

—Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert discusses the constant personal evolution humans experience and how it’s much easier for us to recognize the transformations that we have already experienced than it is for us to imagine how we will change in the future.

Content from TED.com

 
 

 


 
 

All figured out

Life has moments when, for whatever reason, you feel like you have it all figured out, where all of your rough days, the hard work, and those lonely nights seem to have some kind of meaning. Your mind has taken a collection of bad memories and suddenly pieced them together into some important narrative culminating in the present moment. You had to earn the happiness you feel right now and all this time you were paying that price. You just didn’t realize it—until right now.

It’s usually a pretty fleeting feeling. Tomorrow you will probably wake up, served with a fresh set of challenges and reasons to doubt yourself. Life has no destinations. From birth to an eventual death, it’s just one journey, lived one day to the next.

There are those moments, though, moments when it all makes sense. If you don’t slow down every now and again, they can easily pass you by.

 
 

 


 
 

Let’s go places

Let’s go beyond everything we know. Let’s embrace everything we don’t.

Let’s not just look toward the future, but define it. We’ve learned that inspiration doesn’t favor those who sit still.

So let’s be bold. Ambitious. Even unconventional.

Because that’s where big ideas come from.

Ideas that not only take you places you can find on a map, but also ones you can find in your heart.

Let’s go places, together.

—Toyota