4 Simple Ideas to Reinvent Yourself in 2022

How to change your life in a year or less.

Stephan Joppich
Mind Cafe

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Using these ideas, I turned my life around in less than six months.

I quit my Master’s program — and with that four years of engineering. (Take that, sunk cost fallacy!) Shortly after, I cleared out my apartment, crammed my most valuable possessions into a backpack, and moved to Portugal. I also started writing, which led me to publish more than 100 blog posts, run a newsletter, and connect with dozens of talented creators.

I can genuinely say that I’m in the most prosperous stage of my life.

So I thought I would share the ideas that helped me think clearly and find direction. I hope they inspire you to build the life you want.

Don’t Define Your Goals

The first step many people assume to change their lives is goal-setting. And to be fair, we’re getting that piece of advice screamed into our faces like Oprah handing out free cars.

You get some goals, and YOU get some goals. EVERYONE GETS SOME GOALS!

But from my experience, this is bad advice.

I’ve tried setting my goals one year ago, and I failed miserably. Why? First, I didn’t even have a clear idea of what I wanted in life. Second…

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Stephan Joppich
Mind Cafe

Engineer turned philosophy student • I write about loneliness, minimalism, and books that changed my life • More food for thought → stephanjoppich.com