‼️ BOOK REVIEW ‼️
📚 I read “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson (@markmansonnet) about a year ago. It was honestly one of the most refreshing things I’ve ever read. I read a lot of self-help / personal development books, but nothing is like this. I’ve heard Mark describe it as “the anti-self-help self-help book” and Its so true. I also used to ask guests on my podcast (@learngrowearn) what the best book they’ve read this year was, and at one point 3 or 4 guests in a row said this book. So good! Here are my top 3 takeaways:
1️⃣ The fact of the matter is that we’re always gonna care about something. Even if you say you don’t, you’re “giving a f*ck” about “not giving a f*ck”... so if you’re going to focus on anything, focus on what’s important.
2️⃣ Having goals and dreams is amazing, but true happiness is in the present. If we focus on what we have in the present, we’ll be far better off. Because at the end of the day, happiness is a state of mind. We don’t need everything in the world to feel happy. The happiest people don’t HAVE everything, they just make the best of what they do have.
3️⃣ As dark as this may seem, it’s true. One day (hopefully very far in the future) each one of us is going to die. We don’t know when that day will come, so we might as well spend our time “giving a fuck” about what we try care about or want to create.
🤔 I’m curious - have you ever read this? What other books should I review? Let me know in the comments!
When you’ve reached a point in your life of feeling genuinely content, not settled, but content. Regardless of any outcome or circumstance life throws. Feeling is so flipping DOPE. It really is not our plan, never was, and never will be! And when it turns out even better than your own. It does something to you when you drop your own plans and let the Universe work it’s magic. It has our back ✨
There’s just somethin about movement... ________________________________ #parallaxphotography A project for fun from last year I never shared. Learning how to bring a little life to old photos.
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My goal for 2018 (That I started mid-December 2017) was to read for leisure every day. This is something I have never done consistently throughout my entire life. So I wanted to start somewhere fun, and boy was this a good choice. Of all the "self-help" books, lectures, and classes I have come across, this is definitively the best. A book everyone should read. I thought I had things pretty well figured out, until I read this and learned I still have a lot more personal growth to do. But as this book teaches, that is most certainly something to give a f*ck about #markmanson#subtleart#readmore#dailypage#submaxreading
First book of 2018 complete. I'll give it 3.5/5. It was good, had entertaining anecdotes, but not groundbreaking in that there's no new information in and a victim of its own hype in that expectations were too high. #SubtleArt
FAKE SMILE VERSUS REAL SMILE?
Aside from the beauty you just witnessed in this photo - how do you tell the difference between a FAKE smile and a REAL smile?
Simple! - A REAL smile will lift the corners of the mouth UP, resulting in wrinkles around the eyes.
A FAKE smile on the contrary brings the corners of the mouth OUT, but not UP.
This is a great way to know if maybe one of your friends are upset or if you just made an enemy at a new workplace... ;) How do I IMPLEMENT this?
TRY IT! - The next person you greet, give them a smile and evaluate whether the corners of their mouth go up or not! If it does, then A+! If not, something is up :) .
But by the time you finish reading it, you’ll find yourself tingling with promise. The world suddenly seems brighter and lighter. You’ll feel free, and oddly, good, despite the shit sandwiches served throughout the book. And it won’t be the surfacey french fry kind of good that makes your body crave real nourishment, but the kind of home-cooked-goodness good that warms you from deep within, like you’ve just been served a hearty platter of whole, raw, organic, unfiltered truth.
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“...giving too many f*cks is bad for your mental health. It causes you to become overly attached to the superficial and fake, to dedicate your life to chasing a mirage of happiness and satisfaction. The key to a good life is not giving a f*ck about more; it’s giving a f*ck about less, giving a f*ck about only what is true and immediate and important” #SubtleArt#SelfImprovement#DntStp
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