Your Utopia

When you make a business, you get to make a little universe where you control all the laws. This is your utopia.

Derek Sivers, Anything You Want

Every single day, you’re acting in accordance with a set of rules, a set of expectations, a set of values.

Every single decision you make is either in line with those rules, expectations, & values, or they’re out-of-step with them.

It’s impossible to get right every single time. We aren’t robots & we aren’t being run by algorithms.

But it’s more possible than you might expect.

It starts with intention & recognition. It starts with doing the hard work of clarifying for yourself what you want, who you are, & where you’re going.

In this utopia of your own creation, you’re both citizen & sheriff. You’re the only one who can check yourself when you go off track. Be kind to yourself, but firm. As Jordan Peterson says, “Treat yourself like somebody you’re responsible for helping.”

Patrick Cummings