Day #923:The Best Posts of 2015!

2015 was a great year over all. As the year draws to a close, I wanted to quickly highlight the top posts that got the most attention in terms of views and comments. A surprising thing about some of these posts, most of them were written before 2015.

5.Day #809:The Curse of Sisyphus

Sisyphus was cursed with one of the greatest of afflictions, the curse of doing something meaningless in an endless loop. He was cursed to push a boulder up a hill to the top.  Alas, every time he got to the top, the boulder would roll back down to the bottom of the hill and he was forced to repeat the exercise for eternity.

Favorite part of the post

It sounds sad, but it what so many of us do as well, especially in our careers.

Go to work, turn on your computer, send some emails, look busy, do nothing of genuine importance or impact and don’t act with passion or enthusiasm.

Then do it again tomorrow.Read the rest of the post here.

4.Day #91:The Story of Post-it Notes

Everyone knows the Post-it Note, we have all used it, but do you know how it was invented?

Favorite part of the post

He remembered an adhesive developed by a colleague that everyone thought was a failure because it did not stick very well. “I coated the adhesive on a paper sample,” Fry recalls, “and I found that it was not only a good bookmark, but it was great for writing notes. It will stay in place as long as you want it to, and then you can remove it without damage.”

Read the rest of the post here.

3. Day #618:Quotes From Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was one of the most enigmatic artist of the last century. Not only as one of the greatest surrealist painters in history, but also because he was a fiercely controversial and quotable man. I captured some of his memorable quotes here.

Favorite part of the post:

Have no fear of perfection-you’ll never reach it. Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly.Read the rest of the post here.

2. Day #166:The Elephant in the Room:Randy Pausch’s “last lecture”

When Randy Pausch died on July 25, 2008, at the age of 47, he died a happy, fulfilled man. We dont like talking about the concept of death because it scares us so much. We feel like it’s taking something away from us or from our friends. Randy Pausch gave meaning to the saying: ‘We are ALL dying – but only a small select few are truly LIVING‘ We fear death so much we dont even live. 

Favorite part of the  post:

He went on to say, “I’m dying and I’m having fun, and I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left.” He talked about his childhood dreams and what they had taught him about life. He said, “If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself … your dreams will come to you.” Read the rest of the post here.

1. Day #761:Kintsugi

This post I wrote about the Japanese concept of Kintsugi got the most views and comments in the year 2015. In a way, it’s easy to see why. The question of how to deal with adversity and how we pick ourselves and move on after dealing with the challenges of life is one we continue to grapple with as humans everyday of our lives.

Favorite part of the post:

When we go through challenging times, we may crack and shatter and fall apart. When we care for our broken pieces, and piece them back together with a sense of love and appreciation, we celebrate who we are and how far we’ve come.

The goal, then, isn’t to return to a state of perfection; it’s to come to a place of comfort and peace with our cracks. Read the rest of the post here.

Thank you for reading this blog and for your kind words and comments. See you in 2016.

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