Every month Primer is recognizing a different individual for their accomplishments, cultural significance, and general awesomeness. This month: Ernest Henry Shackleton.
If you have two seconds to spare, we'd like to show you something. It's the rest of your life, plotted out week-by-week until you're dead.
Because just turning your brain off isn't the same as relaxing.
You have to have something before you can give it away.
It isn't what we thought adulthood was going to be. It's better.
When our self-worth is centered entirely on succeeding, we become paralyzed by the possibility of failure. To ever really succeed, we have to learn to see "attempting" as the true success.
If you don't control your mind, you are a victim of it. Meditation has endured over thousands of years, with no shortage of scientific studies confirming its effectiveness.
One of the hardest career decisions you'll ever make: Knowing when it's time (and having the confidence) to leave your first real job.
It's time we make a course correction.