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Life

Battling the “Fuck It” mindset

“Instant gratification takes too long”

— Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

It’s a new year, so of course everyone is making resolutions and plans and promises.

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Life

You Have the Time

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One of the (many) reasons I don’t like working with my hands is because I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment with having done the work. If a fence needs to be built in my yard, I feel the exact same way if I do it or if I pay someone else to do it.

And that’s how I feel in all aspects of my life.

I value the destination over the journey.

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Life

Most of Us Will Never Live Out Our Dreams — and That’s Freeing

Lake Clouds

No one grows up dreaming of working a safe, mundane job. Nearly everyone in that position wants to be something else.

A musician. A painter. A crafter. An inventor. A brewer. A writer.

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Writing

The Problem with Pursuing Perfection

I made two big mistakes today.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.