“I don’t know how to answer that.” I had just shared my first online writing with my personal coach. “What did writing this do for you?” The chills racked my body as I read that question. How did he always know how to ask the one question I wasn’t prepared to answer? How could I respond? The bright blue bubble begged for more context than I could provide on my 2-inch iPhone keyboard.
"Read his work to understand how to make sense of the challenges inherent in living a good life." As I read your work, I am applying the lessons you learned: What can I learn about the wisdom of the greats that can offer anchors in my today and tomorrow lived life?
Such great writing, besides the underlying message, Latham. Thank you for introducing me to Ryan Holiday (I know, which rock am I living under, right?)
"Elbow Manchester aside while you take notes in the margins, and then use those notes to remind yourself how difficult it can be to go against popular opinion in search of the truth"
Great post Latham and you've inspired me to read smarter. I read a lot but I jump from book to book and don't sit with them long enough to absorb and action the lessons and wisdom within. I'm going to try stretching myself and reading above my level.
Strong stuff Latham! Massive Ryan Holiday fan. Great seeing how his work impacted your life and gave you the courage to start writing. PS: keep the doodles coming!