I can’t stop thinking about a concept I read in Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas. It’s called the gradient ascent. Instead of looking at the destination and plowing straight ahead, no matter what, you proceed until you need to recalibrate your direction. And change accordingly. I’m not sure why this has freed my thinking this week, but something feels different. And that change is showing up in expected places, from my mind and body to my bookshelves and living space.

Four ways the gradient ascent concept is showing up in my life:

  1. Decluttering my mind and allowing imagination to thrive.
  2. Building muscle memory for repairing and renovating everything in and around me.
  3. Getting rid of the books that no longer speak to my life.
  4. There are a lot of mountains in this range called life, it’s okay to change your mind.

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  • Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas
  • Photo by Etienne Bösiger on Unsplash