December 2008

It seems that there’s two divergent camps when it comes to strategies for living.

Camp one says: get organized, get clear, set goals, be concise, and dream big.

Camp two says: give up, stop caring, kills your goals and reclaim ownership of your mind.

I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from people lately about this topic. I’ve written a whole series about  following your dreams, then recently switched gears to writing about topics from the second camp.

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The Best Way to Solve a Problem: Give Up

Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem. Sometimes the smartest choice is giving up.

I don’t think that giving up should be your primary method for dealing with problems. But there are certainly a lot of cases where it just seems to be the most intelligent answer.

The more I stop trying to force things to happen, the more they just seem to sort themselves out. The more I let things happen, the less time I spend trying to make them happen.

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This season of the year is supposed to be about giving. Yet we often get caught up in rush of shopping and the anxiety of it all.

It’s kind of silly that we make such a big production about what kind of gifts we’ll buy each other. Others are struggling to find something to eat.

This month I’ve decided to sacrifice a little, to try help someone else in need. While it may not be too much, I’ve committed to not buying any coffee this month.

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