This is the time of New Year resolutions.
If you need some inspiration for your resolutions, I can recommend Seth Godin’s latest free e-book ‘”What Matters Now”
You can download it here.
It’s a collection of wonderful one-pagers written by smart friends of Seth Godin about noble themes such as Generosity, Fear, Passion, Compassion, etc
It also has a couple of advertisements for a fund-raising campaign for “Room to Read”, a program for providing books and education to children in developing countries.
In the collection of one-pages, the one that attracted immediately my attention and that really resonated with me was …
Have you ever wondered who’s behind that little voice in your head that tells you, “you’re in this by yourself, one person doesn’t make a difference, so why even try?” His name is Fear. Fear plays the role of antagonist in the story of your life. You must rid yourself of him using all necessary means.
We’re often impressed by those who appear to be fearless. The people who fly to the moon. Chase tornadoes. Enter dangerous war zones. Skydive. Speak in front of thousands of people. Stand up to cancer. Raise money and adopt a child that isn’t their flesh and blood.
So, why are we so inspired by them? Because deep down, we are them. We all share the same characteristics. We’re all divinely human. Until Fear is gone, (and realize he may never completely leave) make the decision to be courageous.
The world needs your story in order to be complete
Or about Productivity:
Or about Gumption:
I want to be fear-less
I want to be productive
I want to make things happen
I am hungry
Want to flap my wings
I want it now