(A one-off post)
Reading list: "The Luck Factor" by Prof. Richard Wiseman
A couple of days ago I was going through a period of being extremely motivated and getting lots of good stuff done. For the first time that I can recall, I was able to sit down and think through the patterns of thought that lead my mind to be this productive. I came to the conclusion that it's part of a running philosophical theme that I've completely failed to notice up til now.
That theme: When in doubt, just keep moving.
It sounds like a daft truism but, on closer reflection, it seems to encapsulate an attitude that distinguishes the successful from the unsuccessful, and the lazy (such as myself) from the motivated.
The reason why I'm blogging about it out of sequence (the rest of the personal philosophy stuff will come after the discussion of science) is because, by its very nature, it's a hard philosophy to sit down and write about. The only thing that's keeping me from following my own damn advice at the moment is a massive hangover, and that's wearing off so I'll keep this brief.
If you're just staring at the screen, browsing random websites, marking time til the next task comes along, this post is for you. Get off your butt, turn off the monitor and move. Find something to do, somewhere to go, someone to talk to, whatever. Just keep moving.
And if you've read down to this line then obviously you're not paying attention. I said MOVE!