Space for Opportunities

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I’m a planner. For most of my life, I was. And by that, I don’t mean I necessarily have detailed long-term plans. But when it comes to projects or my daily agenda, my instinct was always to start with a plan. Whatever the project is, there is nothing that will make me happier than a blank piece of paper or an empty table — a space to write down what and when I need to do to realize the project. Then, of course, I might add interfaces, resources, and other things that the plan depends on. And just like magic, without anything changed in the real world, I feel there’s a much higher chance the project would reach its desired goal. This might all sound reasonable enough. What you need to know about me, though, is that under the label “Project,” I can easily host practically anything. From a one-week vacation abroad to a trip to Ikea, from packing my bag before I go to a photo-walk to finding the optimal bag to buy, from building a team to defining the work-plan for the upcoming year. My default mindset in any of those is: the better the plan — the … Read More

habit zero #151

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

one thing I observed   Well, more than one actually… So, here I was waiting for my bus. The road was almost empty, which is unusual for that time of day. After 20 minutes, we realized that the road is blocked and the bus will not be arriving any time soon. Opportunity. I decided to walk to the nearest train station. It was dark, and I took a route I never did before. I decided it’s a perfect chance to have an experience. During the next 30 minutes, I found things I don’t usually see. An animated horse, the moon hiding behind a composition of metal bars, and the silhouette of a flag that came alive thanks to the wind. The streets were almost empty, and I took the memories of all these treasures with me. I got to the train and felt an urge to do something new with the things I have collected. I downloaded a video editing app and started to play with the pieces of the puzzle. one thing I thought of   Capturing short videos instead of still images opened up a new world for me. Honestly, I don’t think the result is good, and … Read More