Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, and writes a column on psychology for The Guardian. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow him at @oliverburkeman.
Limits are not, well, limiting. Framed correctly, putting a cap on your ambition and future plans is tremendously freeing.
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Motivation advice for people who can't stand positive thinking.