What I learned last week (#153): direction > destination

A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.


There are lots of changes happening at home and work right now coinciding with the new year, namely we’re renovating the house and my wife is getting into a new job for the first time in years. We don’t know where we’re going but the direction feels right.

You only need to know the direction, not the destination. The direction is enough to make the next choice.

James Clear

I hope you like this extreme macro photography of eyes as much as I did. I never realized how crazy eyes were up-close.

Do you know how a bicycle works? I guess I didn’t as much as I thought I did. Also, this reminded me of a bike that was made to turn in reverse that I got to (attempt to) ride several years ago. It is so hard but the video of the guy who learned to do it is great.

As I’ve been thinking about starting a second job, this video of Seth Godin talking about the difference between an amateur and professional was good food for thought.

Next week marks the end of my time writing a series of posts a week for over 60 weeks straight. I was surprised that I was able to stick to something so consistently for that long.

Something pulled me out of (semi) retirement from online gaming last week and that thing is Halo.

Stephen Curry is an alien, and this summary of how he has gotten to the doorstep of the NBS record for 3-point shots will show you why. My Dad told me that he used to tell any wild players on his team that thought they could shoot low percentage 3-pointer shots that he’d bench them by saying, “You shoot the three, you sit with me.” The kids raised on Curry aren’t going to want to hear that.

The furthest part of an NBA 3-point line is 23 feet, 9 inches. Curry has made more than 350 3s from at least 28 feet. In the old days, defenders were told to put their heels at the 3-point line. Few people shot 3-pointers but no one would dare shoot further than that. Until Curry popularized long-range shooting.

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Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.

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