Whatever the best parts of you are, always remember that you need to get from it as much as the world does or perhaps even more. Never let the best parts of who you are go to others who will mismanage and manipulate. You are the top priority here. The rest is secondary.
Because I want to improve myself as an individual and also as a professional, I have set a goal of 20 books for the calendar year. That’s manageable, right? I think so. I know as well that the more I read, the greater the chances of improved vocabulary, writing style and imaginative creativity.
At the end of the day, nothing is really owed to you and you don’t really owe anything to anyone.
We fail to forget that people carry the weight of their world on their backs without people knowing. Right? There’s a meme I see quite often that says something like: “people carry their load and baggage well – well enough for you to not know what’s really going on.”
Following through on your commitments and promises adds character to your reputation. It tells the world that you get shit done. It tells the world that you are reliable and dependable. It means that your business dealings will have a greater chance of flourishing. It means that you’re serious about keeping your word. It means that you will hold yourself and other persons accountable.
Fun fact: No one owes you anything in life. Not your family, not your friends, not your colleagues, not strangers.
uncomfortable situations will definitely come your way. Some of the times, these situations will come because of lack of preparation and others will happen just because that’s how life is. The best way to make it through and cross over is ultimately with a positive attitude.
Life happens regardless of my fears and, the big question is “Do you want to cower in fear your entire life or experience life despite what you feel?”
We all have our fallen moments-weak moments- can’t do much for ourselves moments. However, in those moments, there will be at least one person who can help to carry you along in the best way they can. Importantly, the roles will reverse at some point. That’s just the way life works. When that happens and the opportunity to pay it forward shows up, pay it forward.
Everyone has an opinion. Some will use their opinion to help guide you, support you and cheer you on. Others will give their opinions with ill will in their hearts and minds. It’s kinda hard to maneuver but you have to figure it out somehow.
It takes a while to include a new habit into your regimen. Cheating by reverting to the old and comfortable is not a bad thing. It means that you are human.
We all have toxic people in our lives. We know them and we sometimes acknowledge their toxicity. However, when we do nothing about it, these people have free will to wreak havoc. Why not identify them and remove them? Get rid of the toxicity in your life!
We should totally listen to kids when they say they have to go (pee) and stop the foolishness about making them hold it. Holding it is torture.
We’ve seemed to fall into the trap of the acceptance of an abrupt end. There’s no opportunity to gather ourselves or the crumbs from the bread of the previous year to make something else in the new year.
Present your best self
This version of yourself could only be 10% on a given day if that’s all can do – that’s okay.
Give the best of that 10%. However, work towards improving on it to get to 100%.
Seeing our parents as flawed is often a challenging concept to grasp.
How you may or may not adhere to the rules of an 8:00 pm to 5:00 am (the following day) nation-wide curfew, is an indication of how you’d operate for the proverbial curfews in your life or in the lives of those whose lives you impact.
Self-preservation is necessary when working from home. It should be mandatory and set high on everyone’s priority list.
You have the power over how you complete your tasks for work. Are you seriously gonna allow a lawnmower and a weedwhacker to negatively impact your work?
I doubt it.
You know you have these tasks to complete and so you will find a way to get it done despite the noise around you.
Learn to pivot. Find another fruit if the one you bit into has worms in it.
You can also stick it out, remove the worm and keep it moving.
You can also bite around the worm while consciously trying not to bite into it.
Or, you may enjoy the fruit despite the fact that a worm is there.
Are you flexible enough to pivot?