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Link Love 2/4/11

2011 February 4
by Cordelia

[Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my favorite reads from the blogosphere
over the past week. Enjoy!]

I Create My Reality, Thank You Steph
“• If something goes wrong you don’t even blink. You just forge ahead.
• If your first strategy fails, you try 100 more.
• If you feel tired, shut the fuck up, no you don’t.
• If someone tells you you can’t do it, they stop existing to you.
You don’t expect help, you don’t expect pats on the back, you just slap the shit out of the reality until falls to its knees and begs to conform to your exacting standards.”

~Peter Michaud


The Inescapable Truth About Every Book, Guide, or Blog Post You’ll Ever Read [Including This One]
“All the reading in the world won’t do anything until you decide to take action.”

~Joel Runyon at Blog of Impossible Things


(How to Write Epic Shit) Lesson #1: Fear Makes You Tame and Ordinary
“I’ve noticed something about nearly every successful thing I’ve done, and this especially applies to writing. Everything I write or create that becomes popular, or elevates me to a new level has been a little scary to release to the world.
~Corbett Barr at Think Traffic


Liberate Yourself from Drudgery
“Do a few mug ring marks on the kitchen counters and toothpaste splatters on the bathroom mirror indicate a cluttered, incoherent mind and lifestyle? Absolutely not.
They just show that I have better things to do than clean. I hope you do too.

~Annabel Candy at Get in the Hot Spot


You Cannot Die
“We think failure is forever. Wrong.
We think embarrassment can’t be recovered from.
We think losing is the end of the world.
Reprogram yourself.

~Julien Smith at in over your head


Why You Secretly Want To Fail (Or Why Sharing Your Creativity is Like the Dream Where You’re Naked)
I want it all. Is that too much to ask?
I don’t think it is. And neither should you.”

~Susan Finch at Creative Guide to Life


No spend challenges are for wussies
“If you want to lose weight, you don’t stop eating, you eat healthier. If you want to stop spending like a hot mess, you don’t stop spending, you learn to spend responsibly. Why does it have to be all or nothing? Instead of no spend challenges, why can’t we have spend only $50 or spend only $150 challenges?”
~Debt Ninja at Punch Debt in the Face
*Cordelia note: I personally think No Spend Challenges are pretty cool, but Ninja poses an interesting question. Debate amongst yourselves!


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  • Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot

    Hi Cordelia, thanks for including me here. That quote makes me laugh. Great excuse for being a bit messy but really, life’s too short to be a clean freak:) I think you’ve subscribed to my blog too which is fab so I look forward to seeing you around more.

    Love your quit list – are you going to add cleaning to it now?!

    • Cordelia

      Actually, it’s the next post I’m working on, so your post came at exactly the right time! I’m a huge neat freak myself and am beginning to realize at last that (as much as I still enjoy order and neatness), there are so many more things I’d rather be doing with my time.

      I love that quote too. It’s going to become my personal mantra as I try to “let go” of the neat freakness a bit.

      Glad to have found you!

  • Susan

    Awesome. So glad I made the list! And happy to find your site, I’m quite intrigued and wish you the best in your quitting endeavours.

    • Cordelia

      Thank you, I’m glad to find yours too!

  • Leaf Probably

    I agree with the ‘no spend’ ninja!

    I find it easy enough to not spend money, but when I give myself permission to spend a little, I start acting like a five year old, with impulsive, badly thought out purchases! I really need to learn how to spend more like a responsible adult!!

    • Cordelia

      I’m the same way. I can be super-diligent about my spending, but the instant I let myself make an exception for one thing, suddenly I want everything. I kind of think a no spend challenge might be good for me in that regard, but I don’t know if I have the discipline for it just yet!

  • Melissa

    Great links, and some ones that were particularly relevant to me this week. Thank you for sharing! :D

    • Cordelia

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!