07th May, 2022
Over time, the continuing struggle to achieve the bare minimum in life makes us fall into a routine which can lead you into a rut.
The idea of a Think Week helps prevent this.
As Nelson Mandela once said: “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
A man like Bill Gates no doubt has a million and one things to do a day.
By taking a Think Week, he is stating his intent. He isn’t happy with getting by; he wants to get ahead.
As Ryan Holiday writes in Stillness Is The Key, “Bill might be alone there, but he is hardly lonely.”
Gates reads paper after paper for up to 18 hours a day. Specifically, he would read innovation and investment ideas from Microsoft employees, relentlessly scribbling notes.
In 1995, a Think Week paper Gates wrote titled “The Internet Tidal Wave” led to the production of Internet Explorer. As the Wall Street Journal reports, plans to create Microsoft’s Tablet PC, build more-secure software and start an online video game business were all a result of the Think Week.
If not a think week, start with a think weekend.
Shut out the world and all its problems, go within & focus on only improving yourself.
Come up with new ideas, plan something wonderful, refresh yourself & stay blessed forever.