No need to understand what perfection looks like, focus on what better looks like.
We become what we expose ourselves to – who we hang out with, what we listen to and how we define success.
It is exhausting being a person of colour. Beyond discrimination, psychological and social stress are long lasting and damaging.
Designating time to plan for the future is essential, as is reflecting on and learning from the past.
A new beginning may be the thing you need to find purpose.
Focus on growth rather than goals. Have a growth mindset and the goals will follow.
Think a little less about managing your problems and a little more about managing your mindset.
Mental strength is built through small, daily victories. It’s the individual choices we make daily that build our “mental strength” muscles.
Silent acknowledgment works better when people are venting.
Become good at not caring what irrelevant people think about you. Decide who belongs in the relevant bunch.
Having no direction is an excuse to get one step closer to a more fulfilling life.
Failure does not determine your self-worth. Only you do.
Yes. Without change, there would be no butterflies.
Eliminating mistakes is an under-appreciated way to improve.
A “peaceful life” is the removal of ongoing stress.
Our own unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others makes us unhappy.
Failing is a necessary step to success. Failing does not make you a failure.
Heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary.
Rules are not sacred, principles are.
DAD: Whatever you want it to be.
DAD: Advertisers trick you into wanting stuff. Ignore the noise.
DAD: “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
DAD: The Pygmalion Effect is how the power of positive thinking can result in positive outcomes—just by changing your perspective.
DAD: A “reverse bucket list” reminds you of what you have already done and makes you feel inspired instead of overwhelmed.
Background” stress is a constant and continuous level of stress brought about by too many life demands
At the end of each day, breathe deeply, appreciate where you are, and see the value in what you have.
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
Finding compassion for others is easy but finding compassion for yourself is much harder.
Try to create a life of choice around things that are important to you.
Reading allows you to see the world more clearly.
Experimentation is a necessary ingredient for success. It allows you to make mistakes and shoot for the moon.
Having structure is important to get things done. Setting aside unstructured “thinking time” is just as important.
Who cares what colour the grass is on the other side. Live in the moment and embrace the present.
A diary helps you to pay attention to your life and it’s a good place to keep bad ideas.
It’s not always about trying to figure things out. Sometimes it’s about allowing things to reveal themselves.
As you age, you’ll learn to value your time, genuine relationships, meaningful work, and peace of mind.
Comparison makes us feel as if life is a race. The only benefit to comparison is inspiration.
Get better at two things: self- management and willpower
Thinking is valueless, unless it leads to doing.