Slamet Hendry


Bits of unsolicited advice (part 2)

These were forwarded to me. Source unknown.

  • You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first step and just go for it.

  • You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

  • When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

  • If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

  • Find a reason to smile everyday.

  • Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

  • Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.

  • Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.

  • Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not a bad life.

  • The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another.

  • Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

  • You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.


Related: Part 1

We are living code

“We are living code. When you look at the human brain, our ‘computing centers,’ so to speak, you see a lot of coding. We run on scripts, arguments, memories, value systems, and beliefs that are programmed by our interactions with people and our experiences navigating the world.

For the most part, we don’t have a say in how we are programmed until we experience larger shifts in adulthood. Later in life, we are able to exercise individual agency more directly, and ask ourselves: ‘What data sets are you downloading?’ Behavior is coded by a variety of stimuli and responses, and human technology is by far the most advanced technology we have.”

~ Patrycja Slawuta

#quotes #learningorg

Shrinkflation and skimpflation

“We’ve all heard about rising inflation. The price of stuff is going up.

And if you read 'NPR Planet Money' newsletter, you’ve heard of shrinkflation. That’s when the price of stuff stays the same, but the amount you get goes down.

The economywide decline in service quality that we’re now seeing is something different, and it doesn’t have a good name. It’s a situation where we’re paying the same or more for services, but they kinda suck compared with what they used to be. We propose a new word to describe this stealth-ninja kind of inflation: skimpflation. It’s when, instead of simply raising prices, companies skimp on the goods and services they provide.”

~ NPR Planet Money


Happy People

“Perhaps it’s true that it’s not happy people who are grateful, it’s grateful people who are happy.”

~ Clare Pooley


Not how long

“As a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

~ Seneca



Enjoy simply

“Happiness? It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed!”

~ Storm Jameson



“Habits are at first cobwebs then cables.”

~ Spanish Proverb


cobweb Photo by Belinda Fewings

Long-range goals

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.”

~ Charles C. Noble


moon Photo by Alex Andrews

Keep an ordinary mind

“I think people who keep an ordinary mind are more relaxed, have no internal distortions, observe things with a more nuanced perspective, are practical, and have more patience. They tend to get things done better.”

~ Zhang Yiming

Read the full speech here. 👍🏼


Conditions for “Flow”

• Knowing what to do next • Knowing how to do it • Freedom from distractions • Clear and immediate feedback • High perceived challenge and high perceived skill

~ Csikszentmihalyi, M.; Abuhamdeh, S., & Nakamura, J.; “Flow”