Five Things to Remember

John Cousins
2 min readMar 1, 2023
Photo by Ryan Hutton on Unsplash

I’m sitting on my back porch jotting down thoughts to remind myself and share.

Work Out

Humans are anti-fragile; exposure to discomfort and uncertainty — physical, emotional, and intellectual — is necessary for our growth and ultimate well-being.

Hard choices, easy life.
Easy choices, hard life.

Learn from Others

Look for experts and mentors who are ready to explain how they came to their findings and acknowledge when they were wrong.

Thinking can help you become more knowledgeable, but should never take the place of doing actual physical action. There are some life lessons that cannot be taught by reading, study, or thought. These are only learnable by doing. Go ahead and execute.

Be Amazed

We have decided to build a house and live in the high desert in a community with a dark sky ordinance. People should have access to a night sky that is full of possibilities, featuring our home galaxy, the Milky Way, planets, stars, the moon and clouds.

Profiles in Courage

Understanding what the group believes is necessary, but this is not the same as accepting or supporting those beliefs. It is crucial to be willing to be the…