Monday, February 09, 2009

What should you do with your life?

I've been following a blog by a former Golden State Warriors head coach - Eric Musselman. It's probably the best blog I read - his analogies, insights, and overall writing style is, well, awesome. He blogs very frequently - in February alone, he has 46 (yes - FORTY-SIX) blog entries! In January, 168. Many of his basketball-related blog entries can be generalized and applied in other ways.

Today, he had yet another fantastic blog entry, this time inspired by a Fast Company article.  

The truth is, most of us have know deep inside of us where we "belong," but, unfortunately, we "make poor choices and waste productive years on the wrong work."

The best segment is as follows:

In truth, the opposite is true. The shortest route to the good life involves building the confidence that you can live happily within your means (whatever the means provided by the choices that are truly acceptable to you turn out to be)."

This is an extremely threatening conclusion. It suggests that the vast majority of us aren't just putting our dreams on ice -- we're killing them.

This one is pretty good too:

'Keeping your doors open' is a trap. It's an excuse to stay uninvolved.

It might be worth it to pick this book up.

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