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Deferring the Ideal Self

You can’t wait around to start living your best, most inspired life. Waiting to start exercising or cleaning your house regularly, flossing your teeth, getting that PhD, or putting away a percentage of your income for something, invariably defers other things that you won’t think are related to — or connected with — both your ordinary and ambitious goals. 

All the Hard Things

It’s very hard work to maintain the illusion. You’ll work a labor job, or office job, build a business that someone else taught you about in a book or seminar, or buy and sell real estate…all of which is designed around building material security and the traditional means by which our world to this day still operates. What you’re also readily aware of, is that all of these external gains and acquisitions can be taken from you at any moment. It happens all the time with fires, accidents, theft, market corrections and crashes, recessions, lawsuits, and any number of unpredictable economical conditions.

Saving Daylight

We make time for a lot of things, usually unconsciously. Strange things, like struggle, worry, anxiety, stress and violence; for jobs, deadlines, tasks, superficial arguments, small-minded obligations; for another’s dream or ridiculous routine.

Singularity

They talk about the 10,000 hours it takes to master something — a musical instrument, a language, a trade skill, a sport, etc. It is something I have experienced, in my own way, and have perhaps gleaned some useful insights.