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.
DAD: Our basic needs never change. The need to be seen and appreciated, the need to belong and the need for a little love!
DAD: At the end of each day, breathe deeply, appreciate where you are, and see the value in what you have.