The Angst Guide to Motivation

noun Anxiety about life

Angst is often experienced during our teen years, sometimes at times of crisis, in mid-life or as we are nearing the end of life. There may be confusion and questions about who we are, what we are here for, what it’s all about. Can anxiety about not getting done the things we want to get done, provide motivation to act?

Life is Short

We all know someone who died way too young. None of us know how much time we will have. As this video tribute to Robin Williams says, “None of us have very long on this earth, life is fleeting.” Watch The Time You Have (in jellybeans) video for a visual illustration of this. To realize we all face the ultimate deadline, is to realize the time to use our time well is now.

TED Talks:

The Top 10 Regrets of the Dying point the way to what we should spend our time doing.


  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • If I Stay
  • The Bucket List
  • 50/50
  • Funny People

Angst Music Playlist at the Daily PlanIt Youtube channel:

  • Bon Jovi “It’s My Life”
  • RENT “No Day But Today”
  • John Mayer “Say What you Need to Say”
  • New Radicals “You Get What You Give”
  • Chumbawamba “Tubthumping…(and more)

Life Can Be Hard…But We Can Overcome

Fear Can Hold Us Back…Be Brave – Conquer Your Fears and Get Stuff Done at the Daily PlanIt, Overcoming Fear at Psychology Today

State of Confusion

Start here: Figure out What You Are Passionate About. Set Some Goals. And Get Busy.

Our life would be what we made of it.  Nothing more, nothing less. – The Pigman by Paul Zindel


I am fascinated by the process of learning to read English and the idea of gamification to make learning fun. Phonics and literacy have become my passion project. I also write about personal development, goal setting, and time management. I enjoy finding great information, combining it in new ways, and packaging it creatively.

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