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Founder and editor of the fascinating site Brain Pickings, Maria Popova, recently shared seven things she’s learned in seven years of reading and writing for the website. I thought they were really poignant and that you might find some meaning in them, as well. Maria partnered with the art subscription service Holstee to design this poster elaborating on each point. Wouldn’t it be a nice reminder to have in your office or somewhere you see daily?

  1. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
  2. Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.
  3. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.
  4. Build pockets of stillness into your life.
  5. When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.
  6. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity.
  7. Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.

You may read the full descriptions of each note here, or order the poster here.

{Image via Holstee}

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