Your weekly roundup of insights and resources to help you on your journey to becoming a more productive Christian.
In Today’s Issue:
- Don’t Regret It Just Because It Was Hard
- You’re not uncreative; you’re overwhelmed
- John MacArthur’s 9 Tips on Self-Discipline
- The Unlikely Success of Obsidian
- C.R. Wiley’s Thoughts on Duty
Apologies for missing last week's newsletter. But it was for a very good reason.
We decided to do one final push to get moved into the house and...
Last night was our first sleeping in the new house!
There’s still a lot of unpacking to do, but it feels good to finally be living in the home we’ve been renovating for over a year.
Renovating this house has been a long and exhausting experience. I did most of the work myself (thanks, YouTube), and there were many lonely nights spent half hammering nails and half beating myself up for taking it on.
In today’s essay, I share some thoughts on difficult projects that the Lord has taught me through this experience. I hope they might be encouraging to you.
Three Encouragements for Difficult Projects
Here are some principles to consider when tempted to despair in the midst of long, challenging projects.
|Keep Reading (5 mins)|
Every minute on the internet:
- 167M videos are watched on Tiktok
- 1.7M posts are shared on Facebook
- 5.9M things are searched on Google
- 65k photos are shared on Instagram
- 3.7M videos are watched on Youtube
- 2.4M messages are sent on Snapchat
The volume of information coming at us is unprecedented in human history. Jorge suggests that one way to deal with this overwhelm is to create a curation system, and he explains exactly how.
One thing I would add is you also have to find some ways to turn down the information spigot as well. You've got to manage your information diet.
Jordan Standridge / The Cripplegate
Here’s an oldie but a goody. Here are the 9 tips below. Click through for the full explanation of each.
- Get yourself organized
- Don’t constantly seek to be entertained
- Be on time
- Keep your word
- Do the most difficult tasks first
- Finish what you start
- Accept correction
- Practice self-denial
- Welcome responsibility
Jared Newman / Fast Company
With how many options there are for note-taking apps these days, it’s surprising to see the success of such a seemingly unlikely candidate.
Built more like an app for writing code than a notebook, the highly extensible note-taking app Obsidian has exploded in popularity in recent years.
I enjoyed this dive into why Obsidian has become so popular.
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