The last week, I attended for the very first time the Wong parade (Corso de Wong), a quite popular parade here in Lima – Perú. That’s why, I grabbed my camera and took a few shots…
A new year has come and, for sure, you have a lot dreams or ideas around your head. Maybe you have them for years without doing anything to make them real, but the 2013 could be different. Watch these videos and let your heart beat and begin this year motivated to do something.
Steve Jobs – Stanford
Neil Gaiman – University of Arts
Randy Pausch – Achieving your childhood dreams
In this short talk, Renny Gleeson presents a different way to use the classic HTML 404 Error Page. He proposed to have friendlier messages in the web and also use them to capture users/clients interest. It is something to consider in the next web projects, isn’t it?.
Finally, he left this quote that could be useful when you are defining an HTML 404 Error Page.
A simple mistake can tell me what you aren’t. Or remind me why I love you
Over the last years, I’ve been interested in happiness because there is a lot of information that you can apply in your life, it is better to try something that works for others than starting from scratch. Furthermore, trying new things makes your life exciting because you learn new stuff about you. That’s why, I’m always looking for new information reading books, articles and papers; trying some ideas in my life and, sometimes, writing about what I found in my website.
This time, I’m going to share with you about the book “The Power of Happiness: A Comprehensive Guide to Daily Joy and Well-Being” by Timothy McKinney. In my opinion, it’s a great book with a lot of useful information that you can apply in your life. For sure, after reading it, you will end with a lot of next actions and things to try, like me.
The most important thing I learned from Timothy’s book is that life isn’t supposed to be easy (Chapter 11). It sounds simple but I’ve never thought of it that way. I used to assumed that I was unlucky when some events happened in my life but that’s not true. Life is not easy! So you can better enjoy the challenge of living assuming that it won’t be easy and also practicing non-attachment.
I also found a relationship with “Pragmatic Thinking & Learning” by Andy Hunt. Both agree that you can rewire your brain (“Refactoring your wetware” in Andy’s book). So if you want to be happier you should rewire your brain by changing your attitude and having happy thoughts. In such a way, your brain will rewire itself for happiness.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this book, it’s easy to read and you won’t stop because all the information is very interesting and useful for you life.
I’ve always found interesting this topic because I believe that optimism is vital for problem solving, specially for software, but I’m also aware that been too optimistic can be a problem. That’s why, I found really interesting this video where Tali Sharot shares a new research about the optimism bias.
I wrote in my Moleskine:
- Interpretation matters
- Anticipation make us happy
- Optimism change reality