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.”