As a kid, you think your time is endless. As you get older, you suddenly regret not having done what you’ve always dreamed of doing and are now maybe to old to still experience it. Paul Graham recently reflected on his life and gave the following advice:

  1. Don’t do the things you feel are not worth your time (unless you’re forced to).
  2. To decide whether you really care about doing something or are only doing it to satisfy other people’s expectations, ask yourself whether you would still care about it in the future.
  3. Be impatient about what matters. If you really care and have the opportunity to do something, do it. Don’t hesitate, don’t procrastinate.
  4. Prune regularly and relentlessly.