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Ian O'Byrne

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Ian O'Byrne

February 2, 2016

2 min read

I actually think happiness is the absence of suffering. It comes from peace. That comes from being careful about desire, judgment, and reaction. - Naval Ravikant

In working to identify more opportunities, and creating new/different revenue streams, I often get lost in the minutiae of what do I have to do this week, or this month to get to the due date and deliverable. There is an endless cycle of hustle, hustle, hustle.

Yes, much of this is motivated by an extra child, having two mouths to worry about the future for. This is also having made other big changes over the past year, but I think there is also a pattern to this. 

I'm in this posiiton because I have seeked to reboot my life every 5 to 7 years. I first got in to, and then graduated college. This led to an identification of what's next...what's next...what's next?

In this I've continually knocked on doors, and most times proceeded when there was no response. I feel a continuous need to reboot and work on myself for the better.

I believe that this latest round of the "one side project" and identifying new steps or opportunities to follow is part of that trend. In this there is also the need to remember that I'm not preparing for something that will sometime come...this is life. I'm in it now. This is what it all is about.

For better or worse...this is it.