When you can’t figure out what to do, it’s time for a nap.

Mason Cooley
an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms. One of these such aphorisms Cooley developed was “The time I kill is killing me.” He was professor emeritus of French, speech and world literature at the College of Staten Island.

Your attention is one of the rarest commodities you have; slowing down can actually help you accomplish more; the more intentions you set, the more you’ll get done; meditation can help you overcome huge mental hurdles; the world won’t stop when you step back from your work; and there’s more to your work than productivity.

Chris Bailey
from A Life of Productivity website

I wake up every day planning to be productive and then a voice in my head says, “Ha ha, good one!” and we laugh and take a nap.

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of reading it.

PJ O’Rourke
American political satirist and journalist

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!

Do you ever just let yourself float?

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were.

The most successful person is the average person, focused.

Focus on being productive instead of busy.


You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.