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When You Let Go: A Better Understanding of What Matters in Life (42 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 11

Hey, I’m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, constructive reflections that take seconds to read but will help you change perspective on life.

9 Thought-Provoking Reflections

42 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

9. If your existence wasn’t worth exploring, you wouldn’t be here in first place. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
8. The pressure to achieve mysterious goals and become someone you are not is the biggest bullshit ever, making people eternally unhappy. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
7. When you stop seeing letting go as a deprivation, you start to use it as a tool to determine what is necessary and valuable in life. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ

6. Groups need balance. Overachievers alone move too fast, while routine addicts slow things down. Surround yourself with both, and you will be on a trajectory of dynamic stability. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
5. Life becomes a journey to go back to yourself. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
4. Be very proud of what you choose to let go for it means you know what matters. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
3. Everything has both a positive and negative aspect that you have little influence over, so the best place to strive for balance is within yourself. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
2. Objects want to be used. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
1. Taking action brings satisfaction. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ

Principles and Takeaways

A few more seconds, deeper meditations.

Remember that life is about exploring your existence, letting go is a method to figure out what's valuable in it, and everything has both a beneficial and negative aspect. In the great picture, people who seem to hold you back are still helping you progress—the strive for balance is always within yourself.

How do you deal with pressure to achieve things that don't align with your values?

Bonus: Here’s a picture of my dog having a great time without scrambling to become famous or build his career.

He just got a 10% yearly raise in chews and scratches.

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