serendipitous.

June 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

“In real life we have a hard time recognizing serendipitous moments because we’re not making the story up as we go along. It’s not a lie—it’s really happening to us, and we have no idea how it will end. Some of us will look back on our lives and recall events that were a bit too perfect, but until you know the whole story, it’s impossible to see the universe at work, or even admit that there is something bigger than us, making sure everything that should happen does happen. If you can surrender to the idea that there might be a plan, instead of reducing every magical moment to a coincidence, then love will find you.” – Renee Carlino

***

Table Mountain, Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, AZ

Table Mountain

https://visionarywild.com/workshops/vision-catalina-mountains-arizona/

***

“…interests are not discovered through introspection. Instead, interests are triggered by interactions with the outside world. The process of interest discovery can be messy, serendipitous, and inefficient. This is because you can’t really predict with certainty what will capture your attention and what won’t…Without experimenting, you can’t figure out which interests will stick, and which won’t.” – Angela Duckworth

***

San Francisco Peaks

San Francisco Peaks

https://www.allflagstaff.com/mountains/

***

“• The stronger the signal you send yourself of your highest purpose, the more likely you are to notice ways to serve it
• Your specificity boosts your clarity, credibility and memorability.
• The specific detail proves the general conclusion, not the reverse yet we are most likely to write and speak first in generalizations.
• Your focus on interconnectedness increases your frequency of serendipitous encounters, unexpected insights and deeper friendships.” – Kare Anderson

***

route 66 az

Black Mountains

http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/route_66/topock_kingman.html

***

“Predictions that digital tools would allow workers to telecommute were never fully realized. One of Marissa Mayer’s first acts as CEO of Yahoo! was to discourage the practice of working from home, rightly pointing out that “people are more collaborative and innovative when they’re together.” When Steve Jobs designed a new headquarters for Pixar, he obsessed over ways to structure the atrium, and even where to locate the bathrooms, so that serendipitous personal encounters would occur. Among his last creations was the plan for Apple’s new signature headquarters, a circle with rings of open workspaces surrounding a central courtyard. Throughout history” – Walter Isaacson

***

Santa Rita Mountains

Santa Rita Mountains

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/az-mountains/

***

“In 1928, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming found that a mysterious antibacterial fungus had grown on a petri dish he’d forgotten to cover in his laboratory: he discovered penicillin by accident. Scientists have sought to harness the power of chance ever since. Modern drug discovery aims to amplify Fleming’s serendipitous circumstances a millionfold: pharmaceutical companies search through combinations of molecular compounds at random, hoping to find a hit.” – Peter Thiel

***

AZ-Superstition-Mountain_DP_680-612x353

Superstition Mountains

http://www.mygrandcanyonpark.com/check-out-these-mountains/

***

“Writing often in the pages of the New York Times, Allison Arieff is a powerful spokesperson. “Bring back the sidewalk!” she urged in one of her articles, explaining: “Community is born from social routine—running into neighbors at the mailbox or while walking down the street. Design for these serendipitous encounters.” – Bella DePaulo

***

Advertisements

Tagged: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading serendipitous. at SouthwestDesertLover.

meta

%d bloggers like this: