What I (Think) I Need to Know

A dear friend of mine shared a really great blog article about the important things we need to know, now that we’re approaching the half-century mark. My friend will celebrate his “milestone” 30 days after I do. We have changed tremendously over the years since we first met, yet, when I catch up with him via email, our conversations seem as effortless as they did when we first started talking thirty years ago, in our astronomy class.

I’d never heard of James Altucher, but after reading this blog post, I’m going to learn more about him. He has written several books, best-sellers, apparently, and they’re on topics that intrigue me at this point in my life.

The Power of No
The Choose Yourself Stories
How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive

But, back to the blog post that I wanted to share with you. He talks about how, when we were younger, we thought we knew everything. Now, we realize we’re idiots (chuckle).

Read it if you wish, but I’m going to note some of the things that stuck out to me – and so you’ll have to read the article to understand what it is I’m talking about here. (Nice tactic, huh?)

#3 – I have made some HORRIBLE career choices in the past, and sometimes I feel as if I’m not cut out for the current job I have. But I keep going to work every day.

#8 – I wish I didn’t give as much of a shit as I do, but it’s something I learned as a child, and it’s VERY hard to unlearn.

#14 – I’m working on this, and it started after taking a “Life Design Catalyst” course that forced me to take a look at what REALLY motivates me and makes me feel happy.

#29 – I agree with this. I’d also add a few more, especially some I’ve read by Elizabeth Gilbert and Jen Sincero. (I’m sure I’ll ruffle a few feathers here…)

Okay, I’ll stop blabbering. Go read the post and let me know what you think.



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