There’s something to be said for stability, predictability and security.
Adult mayflies can’t eat. They live for as long as it takes them to starve, and then they die. In most cases that’s about a day.
I’m going to make myself a nice, laminated Things To Do When Something Is Wrong checklist, with all the usual self-care suspects on it. Then, since I would normally make that kind of thing and then ignore it, I’m going to give copies to everyone I know and give them the ability to enforce it on me anytime they deem it necessary or useful or even funny.
What’s the difference between a goal, an intention, an aspiration, a value, a resolution, a plan and a task list?
It’s funny: no matter how much I take on, it seems like I still waste a lot of time. How much damn time is there in a day, anyway? How much of it do I really need to spend relaxing?
It’s all going to come to an end someday. It’s hard to hear but it’s the truth.
A couple years ago I learned to shave with a safety razor. I decided I like it better than a cartridge razor because it’s more tactile, not to mention more dangerous, which makes me feel like a badass. But it has a subtler advantage as well.
The feelings of others are not your responsibility. If you’re like everyone else, your own feelings are more than enough to worry about.
Things change. It’s the nature of the world. When they do, flexible and happy people change with them. Or, less often, they change the world back.
If you don’t have goals, goal-oriented people ask, how can you possibly know that you’re working on the right thing?