The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Setting Goals

The three biggest mistakes I see made when setting goals are: 1. Individuals lack proper motivation to do the work necessary because they think of outcomes in terms of accomplishing their goals instead of the consequences of not accomplishing them. 2. Lack of defined filters to determine if a goal is in fact a goal … Read more

What I’m Reading – Week of January 24th

* Why You Should Practice Failure:

“How many of us make deliberate mistakes? How often do we try to fail in order to learn from it?”

* On Cultivating and Sustaining Love:

“Love is losing yourself in the process of caring about and showing undivided attention to someone or something, through ups and downs. It’s as simple and as hard as that.”

* On Planning For The Ups and Downs of Happiness

“There are time when all the lies you have told yourself about yourself just fall away.”

*Clean the Tiles – Not the Floor:

“The real pain of many tasks is psychological, arising from the way the mind processes them, not so much from the actions that constitute the tasks themselves.”

What I’m Reading – The Week of January 17th

* We Are What We Remember:

“Which of our memories are true and which are not is something we may never know. It doesn’t change who we are.”

* On Self Doubt:

“Our self-doubt is the inverse manifestation of our artistic dream. The greater the one, the greater the other.”

* How Long To Form A Habit?:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

* Luck Relative To Hard Work:

“Absolute success is luck. Relative success is hard work.”

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What I’m Reading – The Week of January 10th

* How to Make Friends as an Adult:

“Leaping your way to even one new friend kicks off a wonderful compounding effect. Each friend tends to come with more acquaintances, and usually they’re highly qualified friend candidates.”

* Jootsing: The Key to Creativity:

“Creativity can seem like a mysterious process. But many of the most creative people understand that you can actually break it down into a simple formula.”

* The Big Rocks And The Jar:

“A Lesson in Making Priorities”

What I’m Reading – Week of December 31st

* It’s You Against You, All Day Long

“Some you’ll win. Most you’ll lose. Sometimes you’ll feel accomplished and warm-fuzzies and the burst of happiness and ownership in doing a great job, being recognized, being loved, winning. Most times you will go to bed knowing you did alright, not your best, but given the chance to wake up tomorrow you’ll get a little closer to your best.”

* Favorite Farnam Street Posts From 2020

“Much of what we do at FS is about reflection. Learning requires reflection; time to sit, think, and process.”

* Own The Tools

“This little insight suggests a principle that we 21st-century wanderers might want to write down: whenever you can, own the tools, or you never stop paying for them.”

* Resistance And Dreams

“I wish I could hear that voice and say, ‘Ah, that’s Resistance! I’ll simply dismiss it.’ But I’m terrified that the voice is true.”