128: Values

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Annual Review series, part 2.

Last week we discussed how to structure goals. Today, we discuss how to select your goals in the first place.

It starts with deep self-knowledge. Truly understanding the things about you, what motivates you, what excites you, what makes you tick, and also what you dislike and despise. Not the things that everyone will nod their head at, but the things particular to you.

When you write down what you really are like, it suddenly becomes clear which things are important, and which ones merely seemed like a good idea.