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Mark Manson is the author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life”.

The key takeaway:

There is a matter of FAULT (that happens in the past). We would not know it is a fault or failure if it is not in the past. The key point is not the fault but takes the ultimate RESPONSIBILITY for all the outcome and fault that happened. We need to be fully responsible with all our life circumstances; food that we eat, exercise that we do, learning that we pursue, and the things that we wanted to achieve before our death.

“Happiness is a choice, Happiness is not a Destiny”. This is really well said, we should not wait to be happy when something happened. When I really reflect back on my life. Even when I have a goal and I achieved the goal. I felt happy but eventually, the feeling of happiness is still a choice that I have made. Like what Steve Job said, “The journey is the reward”. And happiness only can happen NOW. It can not happen in the past or the future… Only the NOW.

His one-time decision to pursue his online business. Mark said, “Do I decide to earn a decent day on a job, or be broke for a while”. Good thinking. be outside of COMFORT Zone, perhaps.

Remember to pick a matrix for your life. A matrix that you can control and long-term lasting. A matrix that I want to make sure my customer buy from me 100% (your happiness is on other people’s hand; you cannot control that). I want a good car and big house (is a good matrix, however, after you achieve it, then what else. You should not have a matrix that will end). The probable matrix such as “I want to be happy”, “Freedom” and “always be peace to myself” is a better matrix.

DEATH is the only certain destiny and outcome. What comes in between is a journey. Come to think about this. DEATH is the only single, the only one, sure happens result that I can predict, it will happen. Once I come to think about it. It is damn true. Makes me do not want to predict the future any more. However, really live my life at 101% every day. Make the best decision that I can. Embrace failure whole-heartedly. NOTHING MATTER MORE THAN DEATH.

End with a great quote at the end of the book:
“A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


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