This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
Productivity guilt is the nagging feeling that you are not creating, achieving or working hard enough.
Mistakes are are often the result of an obsession with perfection
I don’t like the term “new normal. I prefer to see it as an opportunity to change, reimagine and create.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be better than before.
You have to do both. Otherwise, your goals will not have any value.
MLK explained it best: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Our priorities should be our sanity, survival and safety of our loved ones
Letting go to the point of not caring is actually similar to trying to control everything.
When you take everyday blessings for granted.
Find consistency by focusing on what you can control and influence each day.
Living slow means listening to your body and giving it the rest it deserves. It means refusing to reach a level of exhaustion.
In order to become someone different, you must do something different.
Simply make decisions. Without making decisions, you will remain stagnant, lacklustre and unfocused.
In German, if someone ‘has a lot of Sitzfleisch’, it means they can endure lengthy or boring tasks until the tasks are completed.
It’s about finding the most fruitful moments and opportunities and trusting the process.
Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
Designating time to plan for the future is essential, as is reflecting on and learning from the past.
If you are happy with the current version of yourself, perhaps the question to ask is: How can I be better than before?
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.
The biggest cost of doing multiple things at once is a gradual decline in your productivity and happiness.
Continuing with an original course of action that is no longer viable.
Living an authentic life where you are genuinely true to yourself every single day will impress others.
The discovery of your financial values relative to your financial independence.
What you drive and where you live has absolutely nothing to do with your wealth.
Specificity is the ability to be specific about what you want, what you say and what you do. This forces clarity.
Self-esteem and self-worth only come from the inside and other people’s validation should not matter
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.
Expecting to be liked by everybody is exhausting. Likability is not necessary if you want to make an impact.
Living boldly means recognizing that many of your fears are false.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
DAD: Whatever you want it to be.
DAD: Your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.
DAD: The things that make life great can’t be bought. Money can only help extend your options.
DAD: Perfectionists are motivated to make the best choice every time. This can lead to decision paralysis.
Most successful people develop good habits over time and perfect their habits. These habits have made them successful.
Don’t strive to be perfect. Ensure you bring genuine effort into everything you do.
Empathy, understanding and positive encouragement are the foundations from which to teach people.