A brief, practical summary of F*ck Feelings by Michael and Sarah Bennett.

The Big Idea

Feeling good should never be the motivating factor in our decision making or goals because how we feel is not under our direct control.

The Tiny Summary

Whether we know it or not, most of us orient our thinking, behavior, decision making, and really our whole lives around trying to feel a certain way—happy, content, amused, calm, etc.

But because we don’t actually have direct control over how we feel, this is a set up for staying stuck in our lives and, ironically, miserable in how we feel.

The solution is to get in the habit of re-orienting our decision making process and goals around the clarification of our values and identification of reasonable steps we can take to move toward those values, regardless of how we feel.

Core Ideas and Techniques

Selected Quotes

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