Failure does not determine your self-worth. Only you do
Yes. Without change, there would be no butterflies.
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of embracing the beauty of imperfection.
Remembrance day is a day to reflect and show gratitude to all those who served to protect us.
Don’t hide your message because some people won’t like it.
Eliminating mistakes is an under-appreciated way to improve.
Hofstadter’s law states that everything always takes longer than expected. Therefore, build in a buffer to meet your deadline.
When you build a crisis in your mind and expect everything to go wrong.
Specificity is the ability to be specific about what you want, what you say and what you do. This forces clarity.
Acknowledge what you did wrong, express remorse, explain what you will do differently in the future.
Self-esteem and self-worth only come from the inside and other people’s validation should not matter
There is no magic bullet to happiness. There will always be discomfort and worry.
It is the feeling of panic and anxiety at the idea of failure.
A “peaceful life” is the removal of ongoing stress.
You will know because it’s deliberate and conscious. Love is an act, not a feeling.
It started with the Scottish Halloween custom of “guising”. Children disguised in costumes and went from house to house for food or money.
The feeling you get when you witness a virtuous act that makes you want to act virtuous too.
The belief that the universe restores moral order by rewarding and punishing people based on their past actions.
Somebody you can trust, has high integrity and has reliable judgement.
Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all
I like Mark Manson’s definition: “The ability to see one’s own flaws and be accountable for them.”
Our own unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others makes us unhappy.
Financial discipline fosters character traits like self control, prudence, and patience.
Wu-Wei is action through non action. Letting go and letting things unfold. It is the opposite of trying to control.
Ask yourself what is the minimum I can do. Then, just do that.