Goal Setting

Setting goals is crucial to feeling fulfilled. If live has no inherent meaning, setting goals is the closest when can get to finding that meaning[2].

However, setting goals should not be a good/bad paradigm. It's a balance of desire to achieve the goal without the attachment to whether or not you ever will. If you can maintain this, whatever comes up, whether it allows you to work towards the goal or not, will not phase you.

Five-Minute Rule

The first five minutes are the hardest.[3]

Getting started on doing a thing is almost always the hardest part (for me, anyway). Spend five minutes moving towards your goal and if you're still not feeling it, then move on. More than likely though, you will realize the problem was actuating on the task itself.


Start Often Finish rArely is about giving up the attachment to finishing things.

The point of SOFA club is to start as many things as possible as you have the ability, interest, and capacity to, with no regard or goal whatsoever for finishing those projects.

The goal is acquiring many experiences. The side effects include entertainment and increased skill.

Here's the secret sauce that makes the whole thing work: You can be finished with your project whenever you decide to be done with it.

Theme Years

Notes on CGP Grey's "Your Theme" video[1]:


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGuFdX5guE
  2. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=E7RgtMGL7CA&feature=youtu.be
  3. https://shawnblanc.net/2016/03/five-minutes/
  4. https://merveilles.town/web/statuses/108090211679488850
  5. https://tilde.town/~dozens/sofa/
  6. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-new-home/202204/6-principles-form-healthy-habits

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