You may have noticed that I am a fan of lists. I especially like inspirational lists. Check out this great one, “34 Things I’ve Learned about Life and Adventure,” at the blog, The Art of Non-Conformity:
Balanced people don’t change the world.
Passionate people who don’t have it all together change the world. If you’re worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of agonizing over balance, get excited and create change.
Deadlines and quotas are your friends.
Set them and live by them, or live by the law of procrastination. Forced deadlines are better than artificial ones, but take whatever you can get.
If you want to publish a blog, do so on a regular schedule—no exceptions. If you’re trying to write, aim to write at least 1,000 words a day. These practices will serve you well.
Get over it.
If you’re like most of us, something bad probably happened to you at some point. It was unfair and cruel. Maybe it was even really bad.
But you have to get over it for reasons that are entirely selfish. Simply put, you can’t let these things define you. It’s about your life, not anyone else’s. At some point, you just have to move on.
Even atheists want something to believe in.
We all want a mission. Eager volunteers will usually work harder than paid employees. Give people something to believe in and they will support your cause. Challenge them to be a part of something bigger than themselves.