Self-Help List

2016-09-05 (Monday) by Mikael Linusson

I got inspired by Leo Babauta's Self Help List that he posted the other day, so I wrote my own list.

  1. Feed your desires! Know what you want to achieve and focus your mind upon it (and not upon what you don't want).
  2. Focus on one goal at a time! Create a step-by-step plan. Take action until it's done, then celebrate.
  3. During your days, focus on making progress (not on results or on a goal per se, but on moving forward, one step and action at a time).
  4. Learn what you need to learn, but not more than you actually need right now, then focus on achieving things. Every thing has its time, and tomorrow's things ain't meant for today.
  5. Be a life-long learner! Stir things up by doing and/or learning completely new things every now and then.
  6. Travel light all the way through life, don't keep and carry more than you need, neither mentally nor physically.
  7. Accept discomfort and challenges as part of life but don't let them push you around more than necessary.
  8. Begin now! Make today "someday". Waiting gets you nowhere. Take life one day at a time and say to yourself: "Just for today I will...." then follow through.
  9. Accept responsibility for taking your life in the direction that you want it to move.
  10. Do things you love to do! Embrace your creativity! Have fun! Every single day.
  11. Hide a note for a loved one! Show affection for the people you care about.
  12. Exercise regularly! Meditate to find inner peace.
  13. Get shit done! Life is meant to be lived.
  14. Every day is a gift.

May the force be with you as you go through life. And may you find a way to cherish the days that lie ahead of you, as they come.

Edit: I did some small changes to this list 2017-07-16.