The funny thing about brilliant writers is that they write about simple things everyone can relate to. Their thoughts are both true and mind blowing.
This is a tribute to one of the most amazing bloggers I have ever encountered- Oliver Emberton. I don’t know much about him for now, but his posts made me so excited and inspired that I couldn’t wait to share his brilliance with you, dear reader.
I’ve already started compiling a collection of things he wrote that struck me the most:
On the secret of being likeable
The secret to adulation then, should you choose to pursue it, is to be clear in your intentions – but assume they will not be noticed. Link
On doing something important
We’re raised to be nice, and for good reason. Niceness is safe. If your mission is to lead, create, or better the world, surrendering to the emotional concerns of others will paralyze and kill you. Link
On what is fair and what is not
Well-meaning intentions don’t matter. An internal sense of honour and love and duty count for squat. What exactly can you and have you done for the world? Link
On finding your passion
They think we discover our passion, and that makes us good at something. It’s actually finding that you’re good which comes first. Passion comes from success. Link
On becoming someone great
Even when your skills are mediocre, an astute combination of mediocrity can turn you into something priceless. Individual skills are common. Combinations are rarer. Link
In your mind’s eye, look at yourself using your phone, and think, “Is this good for me?” Whether you’re sat down for a date, ordering a coffee, or watching TV – how much real life am I missing? Am I so afraid to be alone with my own thoughts for 10 seconds that I need constant distraction? Link
I invite you to check him out. You will not regret it.