chandler collins: on necessity

I quit too early when I start hobbies. I’m trying to live more minimally. The month of October I won’t buy anything other than food and gas.

There isn’t really a point to posting this, but by saying I’ll do something online I’m held more accountable to my actions.

I listened to a radiolab episode the other day about creativity and one way that people forced themselves to access their creativity is to put themselves in a bind. One man made a promise with himself that if he didn’t finish his book in a week then he’d kill himself. Luckily he finished the book!

I’ve been trying to apply a watered-down version of this to my life by punishing myself if I don’t finish what I start. I’m not sure if punishing is the right word; it’s more of just feeling disappointed in myself.

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” I find that whenever I need to do something I do it! So now I’m trying to figure out how to make myself need something so that I don’t give up