Seriously. One of the top articles on Lifehack.org this month is 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life. Here’s an excerpt:
Don’t worry about about your personality. You don’t really have one.
Personality, like ego, is a concept invented by your mind. It doesn’t exist in the real world. Personality is a word for the general impression that you give through your words and actions. If your personality isn’t likeable today, don’t worry. You can always change it, so long as you allow yourself to do so. What fixes someone’s personality in one place is a determined effort on their part—usually through continually telling themselves they’re this or that kind of person and acting on what they say. If you don’t like the way you are, make yourself different. You’re the only person who’s standing in your way.
The article’s by Adrian Savage, who blogs on Slow Leadership.
Another helpful post is Leo Babauta’s Wikify Your Life: How to Organize Everything, a hands-on practical explanation of how to keep track of just about every component of your life from within your own personal wiki. Babauta, of zen habits, has more good stuff on offer. From the site:
Babauta blogs regularly about achieving goals and becoming productive through daily habits on Zen Habits. Read his articles on 10 Ways to Reduce Your Work Week, Zen To Done (ZTD), the Top 50 Productivity Blogs, doubling your productivity, keeping your inbox empty, becoming an early riser, and the Top 20 Motivation Hacks.