Like most of you, I have heroes. May be a little too many of them. These individuals inspire, tease, evoke. This week Curious Bends is dedicated to those who make living today a worthwhile journey. Of course, I can’t include all my heroes here so I ask forgiveness of those whom I did not.
ESPN Cricinfo – What is talent in sport? by Harsha Bhogle
Is it just natural ability or the consistency that comes from perseverance? Far too many times we attribute talent to hard work. Felix Dennis’ quote sums it up – “Knowing isn’t doing; Doing isn’t knowing; Nothing but the knowing and the doing gets it done.”
Monbiot – On trying to be less wrong by George Monbiot
“ There is no virtue in sustaining a set of beliefs, regardless of the evidence. There is no virtue in either following other people unquestioningly or in cultivating a loyal and unquestioning band of followers.” Monbiot writes about the principles he uses to write those great articles that come in a weekly column in the Guardian.
The Best of Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
I’ve been a reading Zen Habits for over three years. A site that is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s got some great posts. As with any blog not everything is relevant but I am surprised at how much is. The link I’ve posted gives you the best of what Babauta has on offer.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The inspirational story of the seagull that lives inside all of us. I was given a copy of this great book at a particularly good time. I treasure my copy of the book. The link has the whole book which is actually quite small and can be read in one sitting.
And finally, there’s a fantastic video by a superb comedian – Tim Minchin’s Storm (click here to watch on YouTube)