Good Advice

Three instances of good advice that came down the wires recently:

How to be moderately successful (via Jean)

Start every to-do list with “make a to-do list”
That way you can tick one thing off straightaway, which feels successful.

But my favourite:

Go places using your legs
After you get up at a normal time and eat your normal breakfast, perhaps you might consider going somewhere using your legs.

What do you want (via Inger)

If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.

A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.

New Year’s Sprezza-lutions (at and via Put This On)

Resolve to be cooler. Wear your favorite clothes all the time. Find some new favorite clothes. Take good care of your things and better care of yourself. Broaden your cultural horizons. Read good books. See more art. Listen to good music, and new music. Eat/cook delicious food. Travel as much as you can. Work to figure out what you’re best at, and do that thing all the damn time.

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