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20 | Sunday Sift ⏳

FOBO - the fear of a better option, distraction, a formula for doing what you love, and a question about optimization.

Whit Rasmussen
Whit Rasmussen
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20 | Sunday Sift ⏳

Happy Sunday!  

I hope you have enjoyed a fantastic week.

Without further delay, please enjoy this week's curation.


📝Article to Read

FOBO - Fear Of a Better Option

by Anne-Laure Le Cunff, creator of Ness Labs

FOBO is nothing new. People have long agonized over major life choices, like getting married, taking a job, or buying a house, in hopes of finding a slightly better or radically better option. Today, when we have so many options, we don’t just try to optimize who we marry, or where we work or live — we try to optimize nearly every aspect of our lives and we spend inordinate time and energy in the process.


💭 Quotes On My Mind

People are distracted from distraction by distraction.

-John Mark Comer

"Do what you love" + low overhead = a good life.
"Do what you love" + "I deserve nice things" = a time bomb.

-Austin Kleon


❓ Question

Are you optimizing for what is important in your life or are you optimizing for everything in your life?


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