Every year, former Wired editor Kevin Kelly comes up with a list of bits advice he wish he had known. This year he has 103 bits of advice. Here are my favorites.
- There is no such thing as being “on time.” You are either late or you are early. Your choice.
- Ask anyone you admire: Their lucky breaks happened on a detour from their main goal. So embrace detours. Life is not a straight line for anyone.
- You’ll get 10x better results by elevating good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior, especially in children and animals.
- You will be judged on how well you treat those who can do nothing for you.
- Your time and space are limited. Remove, give away, throw out things in your life that dont spark joy any longer in order to make room for those that do.
- Aim to die broke. Give to your beneficiaries before you die; it’s more fun and useful. Spend it all. Your last check should go to the funeral home and it should bounce.
- To keep young kids behaving on a car road trip, have a bag of their favorite candy and throw a piece out the window each time they misbehave.