Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On Randomness - Seth Godin (Sun 26 May 2013)

Untitled Random Photo -Tokyo (Fri 22 Sep 2012)

Seth Godin (*) writes On Randomness (*):
there's a lot more randomness (*) in the world than we'd care to admit.
He elaborates:
There are two things to be done with that fact.
  1. The first is to identify the few things that do happen for a reason and learn (*) from them, as opposed to ignoring the available lesson. When cause and effect is at work, figuring out the cause is the single best way to manage the effect.

  2. And the second is to take the (essentially) random (*) events and choose to respond (as opposed to an overreaction). The big opportunity is to figure out how to take advantage of the change (*) that was just handed to us, even if it wasn't for us, about us, or what we were hope (*) for.
via Does it happen for a reason? (*) by Seth Godin (*).

Saturday, May 18, 2013

On Expectation and Hope - Baz Luhrmann - Good Weekend / SMH (Sat 11 May 2013))

Jenny - National Library of Australia / Canberra (Nov 2003)

Baz Luhrmann (*) on Expectation (*) and Hope (*):
I have no expectations (*).Only hopes (*).
It was a titanic effort from fearless Baz, says DiCaprio (*) by Gary Maddox (*).

Random recollection. Baz's Mother, Barbara and her Husband, Ross, were our dancing instructors around the time following Strictly Ballroom (*). We did it for a few years and we seemed to stop shortly after Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 1996.

Jenny and I decided that we should give the Bridal Waltz, at our Wedding (*), our best effort and we engaged Barbara and Ross to choreography our waltz, and to give us a few lessons to learn and master our steps. It all went marvelously well on the big day and we surprised ourselves, along with all our Family and Friends.

Friday, May 17, 2013

On Strategy - J.J. Abrams - Spectrum / SMH (Sat May 2013)

Untitled - NLA / Canberra (May 2003)

J.J. Abrams (*) reveals his approach On Strategy (*):
i have to say there is no strategy (*), other than responding to what feels right.
The other side of the Trek (*) by Paul Byrnes (*).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

On Letting Go - Wade Wallace / cyclingtips (Tue 14 May 2013)

Anticipation - Water (*) - AusDBF State vs State Day / SIRC / Penrith (Thu 18 Apr 2013)

Wade Wallace (*) writes On Letting Go (*):
releasing expectations will often reward you with unconditional enjoyment and sometimes surprise.
The Big 4-0 (*) by cyclingtips (*).

A remarkably succinct and insightful observation on how to approach life. The older I get, the more I know this to be true. Happy 40th Wade.