ANNA PENG

As A Species

One of the great things about being human is that we have to rely on each other to succeed. There’s more benefit working as a team and leaning into one another for help as opposed to locking yourself out.

From paper making and farming, to riding the Toronto Transit Commission or running a non-profit—we’re never doing it alone. 

The reliance we have on each other, even in the big cities—especially in the big cities—is not appreciated enough. 

You wouldn’t have been able to get to the other end of the city if it weren’t for your Uber driver picking up you on time, in her car. 

You wouldn’t have been able to get all your marketing collateral printed if it weren’t for your printing office that has exceptionally good service. 

The list goes on and on. 

People make the world run as it is. 

As a species, we rely on each other to do the thing we are each great at doing.


You Are

Not your work, 

Not your design, 

Not your performance metrics, 

Not your report card, 

Not your rejection letters, 

Not your financial worth,

Not the names your friends or family call you, 

Not what others say about you.


Letting others pick who you get to be will lead you to unhappiness.

The work, the design, the performance metrics, the report card, the rejection letters, the number in the bank, the names, and the rumours are things that get to be associated with you, but are not representative of what matters.


Why Daily Matters

Daily is a practice that forces us to do stuff. On days where we don’t want to do anything, Daily holds us accountable for what we aspire to do. 

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