Courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy.
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.
They focus on themselves, interrupt others, turn conversations back to themselves, and are blinded to the needs of others.
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
Never admitting mistakes, criticizing others and being vague about your feelings.
Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. Our thoughts bring us down or lift us up. How we think about things literally changes everything!
Conditional happiness is the shortest path to misery. I will be happy when I meet a specific outcome is not going to make you happy.
We can dislike aspects of someone, yet still love the whole person and focus on their positive qualities.
The art of questioning your own biases, beliefs and experiences.
No relationship is more important than the relationship you have with yourself.
The quality of your life depends on how you handle disappointments.
If you are happy with the current version of yourself, perhaps the question to ask is: How can I be better than before?
Mental strength is built through small, daily victories. It’s the individual choices we make daily that build our “mental strength” muscles.
Criticism gives rise to uncomfortable emotions. Seeing these emotions as data and not as judgements helps us to be more open to criticism.
Resist looking back in regret and embrace your strengths.
Become good at not caring what irrelevant people think about you. Decide who belongs in the relevant bunch.
Nunchi is the art of picking up on the mood of any person or environment very quickly.
Failure does not determine your self-worth. Only you do.
Background” stress is a constant and continuous level of stress brought about by too many life demands
Stop spending money or time impressing others.
Courage is an act of humanity, of choosing to take any action that is risky because it demands vulnerability and curiosity.