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The Good Life - 11/29/2022 - Less productive

Not as productive yesterday as I’d like. I hate that. It really, truly bothers me not to complete a work day driven hard and difficult—leaving me worn and spent. I don’t like not feeling like I’ve given the day my all. But that’s kinda the nature of end of year, things are a little slower, people are out, and there’s a deceptive sense of being caught up which January will gladly soon disabuse. I’m therefore going to do three things to address this December malaise: first, I’ll recognize it for what it is—a slow period in the work cycle; next, I’ll fill my free time with professional training to make me better at what I do; and third, I’ll schedule some time off to “go with the flow” of this holiday season slowdown.

But I can’t wait for 2023 to start and everything to get back to normal. Because I like a hard day. I like a full day. I enjoy feeling worn and spent and even a little burned out. Bring it on. Just three more years and I’m done. And I want to go out hard and good and with warm memories of a professional life and career completed well, and leaving an employer who will be sad to see me go.

I only hope I’ll know what to do with myself when there’s no more need to go so hard between 8 and 5.

The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle 12. Public Speaking 13. Temperance 14. Life Will Not Go Well 15. The Horror Show 16. That Which Must Be Borne 17. The Feast of Offal 18. Distraction 19. Agency and The Great Indifference 20. The Best Seat in the House 21. The Restless Man 22. The Path of Wildness 23. The Great Life Adventure 24. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 25. Sin and Damnation 26. Complete Oblivion 27. The Season of Philosophy 28. Bullseye Aim 29. The Uphill Climb 30. Arena and Utility 31. Nothing IS enough 32. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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