The origins of TimeCrafting actually started with the acronym NOW: Need to do, Ought to do, and Want to do.
The idea was that if we get through the things we need to do and be more deliberate about the things we ought to do (by turning them into a “need to do” or “want to do”) then we can get to the things that we want to more often than not.
But it turns out that while the idea of wanting has a lot of power, not all of it is necessarily good.
That’s why I’m glad to have had this conversation with Luke Burgis.
As the author of “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life,” Luke has spent plenty of time and energy researching the power of desire. I absolutely loved getting into the book and wanted to spend some time getting into the nuts and bolts with Luke about why “wanting” has so much power… and what to do with that power.
We unpacked a lot during our discussion – from impostor syndrome to needs and wants becoming one and the same (or appearing to be) to attempting to avoid choosing the wrong things to desire. I learned a lot from this conversation, making it incredibly productive.
I trust you’ll learn a lot, too.
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- Connect with Luke: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn
- Luke’s Book: Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
- Luke and I both use the Monk Manual: Get 10% off one here with the code TIMECRAFTING
- I also use this journaling app: Reflection
- Luke chatting with Ryan Holiday: The Daily Stoic Podcast
- Related Conversation: Episode 189 of A Productive Conversation
- Related Blog Post: The Priority
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