About the Episode
Do you worry that you might be wasting your life? That you’re doing things that don’t feel important? Are you constantly anxious about your to-do list?
Is your mind blown that it’s 2024 already?!?
This week, I’ve enlisted the help of my friend Oliver Burkeman, author of the bestseller Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, to help us get a handle on using time wisely.
In this episode, we’re going to look at how our perception of time shapes our self-image, how it’s often advantageous to choose to be bad at something, why people-pleasing doesn’t actually please people, and a whole lot more.
Oliver Burkeman Quotes From the Episode
Be willing to neglect some things because you are a finite person in a world of infinite possibilities.
The path to liberation is realizing that the situation is worse than you think it is.
That whole notion that there’s you and time and you’ve got to make the most of your time just falls apart if you see yourself as being in the flow of life.
Referenced in This Episode
- Get Mark’s 2024 Life Audit
- Oliver Burkeman’s newsletter
- Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
- Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
- Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World by Iddo Landau
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- The Art of Taking Action by Gregg Krech
- Mark’s podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
- Taoism’s Wu Wei (effortless action)
- Steve Jobs
- Charlotte Joko Beck
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