How to Make Important Life Decisions

What the hell are you doing with your life?

1. UNDERSTAND VALUE AND BIASES

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2. LOSE ON PURPOSE (SOMETIMES)

  • Propose “moonshot” ideas at work knowing that 90% of them will get shot down, but also that if one of them gets accepted it will be a huge boost to your career.
  • Expose your kids to difficult subjects at an early age, knowing that most likely they won’t take to it. But if they do, it will give them a huge advantage throughout their life.
  • Be excessively bold in your dating life, stating exactly who and what you want, knowing that the vast majority of people will not be compatible.
  • Buy a bunch of difficult books expecting that most of them won’t be useful or comprehensible to you, but also that, occasionally, one will completely change your life.
  • Say yes to every invitation knowing that most of the events/people will be kind of dull and you’ll just go home early, but that occasionally you’ll meet someone really important or interesting.

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3. TREAT YOUR EMOTIONS LIKE YOU’D TREAT A DOG

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?

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Mark Manson

Mark Manson

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Author of #1 NYTimes Bestseller ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck’. OG Blogger. Psychology Nerd. I enjoy cats and whiskey. But not at the same time.