20 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
So I’m writing (and then publishing) this a bit delayed because I spent the bank holiday weekend in Belgium for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. I actively chose not to take my iPad and have a fairly tech-free weekend. I didn’t want to be tempted into checking things and inadvertently end up working. As a result I wrote this during my Tuesday lunchtime.
I went with a few of my neighbours and family members. Overall, we had a great time and whilst we didn’t get to do any kind of sight-seeing. From what we saw as we travelled across Belgium, it’s definitely a place I’d like to go back to and explore more.
We were travelling via coach so it meant I got to read a fair bit and catch up on my reading challenge progress. I finished Atlantis Found. It was an enjoyably preposterous adventure. I also bought and read The People vs Alex Cross, one of the most recent James Patterson novels about Alex Cross. I really enjoyed the premise of this story. It was a good read and a bit more thought-provoking given the general political climate.
I only made a bit of progress with Profit First in the early part of the week so I plan to have finished that by the end of August. It’s a little slower going than I expected because I do want to do the exercises and follow-through with implementation, but when I read it, I’m not alway in an immediate position to do that.
A week in Stoicism
Think less about the future, the things you hope might happen or the things you fear may happen. They rob you of the present.
”It’s ruinous for the soul to be anxious about the future and miserable in advance of misery, engulfed by anxiety that the things it desires might remain its own until the very end. For such a soul will never be at rest—by longing for things to come it will lose the ability to enjoy present things.“ Seneca