Author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*- A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life” and “Everything is F*d – A Book About Hope”
“ONE THING FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT
This new year, remember: A bunch of small easily-achievable goals are better than one big unachievable goal. Start small.
Better yet: keep that one big ambitious goal, but break it down into a bunch of small easily-achievable goals that gradually build up into the big goal.
- Reflect: Then consider sharing this thought with others.
ONE THING FOR YOU TO ASK YOURSELF
Are you pursuing your goals for your benefit or for the benefit of others?
E.g., Are you losing weight for you? Or to impress others? Are you going back to school for you? Or because that’s what others told you to do? Are you trying to build a business that you believe in? Or that you want others to believe in?
- Recommended: Use these as journaling prompts for the week.
ONE THING FOR YOU TO TRY THIS WEEK
It’s that time of year, where we all set goals for ourselves and give up on them by February. When you set your goals for the new year, here’s something I want you to try: figure out a way to make it fun.
Humans are simple creatures: we keep doing things we enjoy and stop doing things we don’t enjoy. So, if you want to get more exercise, or study a new subject, or take up a new hobby—and stick to it—the trick is to find a way to make it fun. This can be finding other people to do it with, turning it into a game of some sort, with scores and penalties, or finding a way to integrate it with something you already love doing.
- Remember: Small changes lead to lasting breakthroughs. For help with your goals this year, consider signing up for one of my courses.”
Wait But Why?
Gotta admit, I’m a fan of this deep thinker. He brilliantly explains and illustrates complex human, political, philosophical and other issues.
Why Generation Y [Millenials]Yuppies are Unhappy
Delicious Virtual Map of History
Others – random stuff
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.Compiled by James Tozer: Get to know the genius and some of his Maxims.
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie…
It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it.
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.
All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.
Within certain limits…the less money you have, the less you worry.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence…it is war minus the shooting.
One defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Political thought is a sort of masturbation fantasy…the world of facts hardly matters.
In this country intellectual cowardice is the worst enemy a writer…has to face.
Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.
One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words “Socialism” and “Communism” draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker…pacifist, and feminist in England.
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
George RR Martin
Game of Thrones, audio interview – Conversations Richard Fidler, ABC Australia