Any how, I loved this podcast from the Get It Done Guy on finding your life purpose/north star. His stuff is always fun, and often really useful.
I remember reading the view that we should focus on what we're not good at, in order to get better at those things. Tried that. Decided that happiness comes from using the abilities (aka gifts, interests, loves, etc) that seem to be inherent to me. Getting better at stuff rocks, learning is excellent... self-torture, not so much. It amazes me that my body carries so much information. I wonder why it amazes me?
Bay-area-ites, if you're at all interested in Leonardo da Vinci, or the Renaissance and its sciences, don't miss the show at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation . It's actually two exhibits, from Italy, combined for the first time; one on engineering in the Renaissance, and the onther specifically on the mind of Leonardo. Come January it leaves here, then goes back to Italy (to be split back into two exhibits).
This has to be one of the best, most engaging museum exhibits I've gone to. There's lots of multimedia. Working replicas of many drawings! Pages from the notebooks (drool). Plus, tons of related stuff for kids, and a couple of paintings from the Renaissance, based on daVinci's works. I spent over three hours (but I am a da Vinci fan; you don't have to linger as much as I did :) ).
Fair warning though: it's not inexpensive. $25 for non-members. Worth full price.
Everytime I do see a Cirque show, I am boggled and inspired.
Here are a couple of British boys practicing their gymnastics. Practicing and practicing.
We can do anything.