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14 New Year’s Resolutions from a 5-year-old

By on Jan 4, 2013 in Productivity | 0 comments

My five-year-old son sat down yesterday and created 14 goals for the New Year. Some are innocent, some are inspired by the moment and some … shoot for the moon.

Selfishness

By on Nov 12, 2010 in Featured, Philosophical | 0 comments

During the book signing and meet-up with Chris Guillebeau at Sam Weller’s on Wednesday evening, one of the follow-up questions from the audience was what Chris, as well as audience members, found to be the biggest barriers to accomplishing goals. The first one mentioned was fear, which is the most obvious and most accurate for many people. But there are other reasons. Another person talked about finances and retirement, when incomes are fixed, health issues loom large and the desire to work long hours — even at something you love — is minimal. Other answers included fighting inertia, avoiding change (which is a form of fear), lack of passion or inexperience. I didn’t have an answer that evening that wasn’t already said by somebody, but as I thought more about my particular situation, I realized that for me it’s selfishness. It’s one thing to...