Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2017

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Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "RUR" at the Marionette Theatre, showing abstract image with text.WPA Project between 1936 and 1939.

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Yesterday, I read some more of Finish Give Yourself the Gift of Done.  I am reading about how we sabotage our goals by focusing on things which we don't want to do and often find no joy in.

I placed a hold on Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for LIbrary Funding by John Chrastka and Patrick "PC" Sweeney on hold.

I am watching the show How Does the Brain Work narrated by Neal De Grasse Tyson.  They have a segment on Watson the supercomputer and Jeopardy.  It looks like Watson might eventually make a good reference tool in libraries.

The fundraising campaign for Lets Build Robots is up on the Mount Vernon Public Library Website.

I finished reading Finish Give Yourself The Gift Done by Jon Acuff.  There is a lot of light self deprecating humor in this book which is about completing goals.  It focuses on the idea that perfectionism kills your ability to finish things.  John Acuff gives examples of how he and other people failed then encourages people to do less, extend the time to get things done and finish.  He shows how data does not lie to you and you need someone other than yourself to help you out in the end sometimes.  This was worth reading.

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