Wallace’s list of goodness

Wallace’s Weekly Wrap

Happy Friday you wonderful humans.

Let me begin this weeks correspondence by expressing my extreme gratitude, appreciation and respect for Jarryd Palser. aka Moo, aka Pulse, aka Koo Wee Rup’s resident hipster.

If you missed it, Pulse took over the email last week and he hit it out of the park.

A raw, honest, powerful discussion into mental health. He showed immense courage and vulnerability and if the stream of appreciation from all of you was anything to go by, said exactly what was needed to be said.

It’s certainly a hard act to follow. Each week when I sit down to write this email, I ponder the lessons and ideas that have been themes throughout the week.

I choose the one which I believe can add the most value, and then I write.

Well today I’ve got nothing. So what I’ll do instead is to put together a list.

Lets call it ‘Wallace’s list of goodness’ : Principles that I believe we should all do our best to live our lives by, things that we won’t always get right, but if we can get close, we will at least be content with who we are, and how the world works.

  1. Find people like Jarryd Palser, and cherish them.

  2. We already have more than we need to be happy, that late night internet purchase won’t change anything.

  3. Sing your favourite songs. Belt them out.

  4. Find a community, it just might save your life.

  5. Contribute to your community, you might just save someone else’s.

  6. Your current situation is a reflection of your previous habits. Sure you are what you eat, and you are what you do.

  7. If you’re not happy, change something. Take the plunge. Life is too short to be miserable.Y

  8. eah it’s hard to change something, and yes, you have what it takes.

  9. If you want to get better at something, you’ll need two things. Reps + deliberate practice.

  10. Look after the bees. The world needs them.

  11. It’s meant to be fun. Then it will be hard. But it will eventually be fun again.

  12. Celebrate your wins, but don’t go over the top.

  13. Be kind to yourself. Own your mistakes, but be kind to yourself.

  14. Hope ain’t a tactic. You’ll need to plan, and do the work.

  15. Melancholy is the wise alternative to wild hope and catastrophic despair.

  16. You’ll never regret putting in extra time to get to know how something, or how someone works.

  17. Be sure to know what winning looks like.

  18. Rely on those closest to you, share their burdens and let them share yours.

  19. Solitude is an attainable superpower.

  20. Tie your shoelaces in double knots. You’re not a child.

  21. Find solace in stillness and silence. The world is chaos, but your world doesn’t have to be.

  22. Know that you will die, and life is meaningness.

  23. Just because you’ll die, and life is meaningless, doesn’t mean you can’t create your own meaning and do something remarkable.

  24. Don’t be cynical, be hopeful that things will and can get better. But remember #14.

  25. A clear mind leads to a better mind which leads to a better outcome.

  26. Do hard things. Future you will thank you for it.

  27. Share your successes with others. There is no such thing as a self made man. But there is such thing as rich, ‘successful’, lonely old men.

  28. Yes you’re getting older, things are changing. But old is earned, embrace it.

  29. Spend more time listening than you do talking. You have two ears and one mouth, use them accordingly.

  30. Noone is responsible for your life but you. Start acting like it

  31. .If your food needs a knife and fork, don’t put it in a bowl. It belongs on a plate.

  32. Search for your blind spots, we all have them.

  33. If you really want something, focus. You can’t chase two rabbits at once.

  34. The big secret is that there isn’t one. Noone really knows what they are doing. What a world we live in.

  35. Keep your fluids up. Brush your teeth. Put sunscreen on. Wear your seatbelt.

  36. Hug tightly, often.

  37. Journal, or write down your thoughts, it’ll change your life.

  38. Know the difference between what you want, and what you need.

  39. Read books. You can learn in 400 pages what it took someone a lifetime to put together.

  40. Read poetry. 10 lines can change the way you see yourself, and how you see the world.

  41. You don’t have to be in incredible shape. But you need to be in credible shape to get the most out of each day

  42. .If you have more than 3 tabs open on your browser, fix it.

  43. Things are not good or bad, they just are. You can decide the meaning you prescribe to each moment.

  44. There is adventure in everyday life, you just need to look for it.

  45. When others talk, listen completely.

  46. Know that you’re probably wrong about most things.

  47. Don’t trust anyone that writes long lists. Figure shit out for yourself.

    If one, or more of these resonated with you, i’d love to know which ones.

    Much Love

Ps. The number 47 holds no meaning, it’s just a number, and I was ignoring my friends.