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The Art of Non-Conformity

February 1, 2014

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

I’ve read many books like this before. They advocate the road less traveled. Focusing on the life you want to live rather than doing things that you don’t want to, but have to do or the opposite want to do, but can’t because of [insert excuse]. The book claims to be written for those that wish to dramatically change their lives and thinking, but I believe its true audience is people that just want to mentally fantasize about the road not taken.

I credit the author for his honesty in not characterizing his path through life as more exciting or as better and definitely not financially wealthy. But it made him happy, and that was the point. Living life exactly as he wanted without regrets was challenging, but those challenges grew him as a person.

The advice I most valued was around facing fears and not making excuses for why you’re not accomplishing your goals. Books like this just remind me to redouble my efforts as my determination fades in the hustle of daily responsibilities and commitments.


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