Tim Ferriss is one of the most successful men in the world. He has made a fortune. He has had 4 best-selling books on the New York Times book list. He is one of the most effective speakers.
He is also bipolar. Here is his account of the day he came within a few seconds of committing suicide.
He describes how he no longer faces this temptation.
His story about how his life changed is unique. He certainly made the right decision.
He made that decision, not based on his goals, but based on his fears. He overcame his fear, and that completely changed his life. That was far more important than sitting down to make a list of goals and their priorities.
We all know about goal-setting, it is a good idea. But that is limited to positive sanctions. It is not enough to deal only with positive sanctions. We'd had better deal in an equally systematic way with the potential negative sanctions.
His strategy on fear-setting is sensible. If you know that your fears have interfered with your success in life, then you had better follow his advise.
We're back to the ancient rule: things are easier to get into than out of.
We should pay attention to this rule. The techniques in the video help us to do this.
TED video: https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_ferriss_why_you_should_define_your_fears_instead_of_your_goals