5: Becoming a Knight

Adam’s Topics:

  1. Becoming and being a knight
    1. https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2016/08/20-rules-knight-timeless-guide-1483/
  2. The Liturgy of Life
    1. Learning to love God by practicing liturgy. The role of discipline and raw willpower in shaping the emotions and directing obedience. It’s not just making the right (moral) choices, it’s investing yourself into the right (redemptive) narrative. You do that through the imagination, developing a biblical imagination, imagining yourself as someone else—a someone who may actually be more YOU and you are right now. Like a Knight.

Thane’s Topics:

  1. What is character? (Define).  And is it something that can be developed/how?
    1. 1 Tim. 6:6 - “Godliness with contentment is great gain"
    2. “Never hope for it more than you work for it"
  2. Jocks Willink Podcast with Tim Ferriss
    1. "Motivation is unreliable and when you're counting on motivation to get your goals accomplished, you're likely going to fall short. You know what you have to do, go make yourself do it. Everybody wants some life-hack that eliminates the need to do the work, well I will tell you what: YOU NEED TO DO THE WORK. You gotta hold the line. You gotta make it happen yourself. You have to MAKE it happen, it's not gonna happen on its own. You have to make it happen, so dig in. Find the discipline, be the discipline, and accomplish the goals. THAT'S IT."
       - Jocko Willink
    2. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/09/21/jocko-willink-on-discipline-leadership-and-overcoming-doubt/
  3. What will our "top 5 things learned from starting the U&C" be in 3/5/8 years?
    1. http://ugmonk.com/2016/09/26/8-things-ive-learned-from-8-years-of-ugmonk/?utm_campaign=8+Things+I%27ve+Learned+in+8+Years+%28xusmss%29&utm_medium=email&_ke=cmluZ2xlci50aGFuZUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D&utm_source=Newsletter+Master+List+%5BNon-Sales%2FPromotion+Related%5D