It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first sometimes, it’s even more important to help others whenever you can. No one has ever become poor by giving. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
If you are struggling with a hurt you cannot let go of, try this yourself. Stand up and extend your arms out in front of you. Cup your hands together, as if you were holding a bird captive in them. Imagine that this is the memory of the harm and all of the attached bad feelings. Because you don’t want those feelings to attack you, hold them tightly and keep your tightly closed hands as far from you as possible.
Focus on taking the first step today. That is all you need to focus on, nothing else. By taking the first step you change your mental state from resistant to “hey, I’m doing this!” You put yourself in state where you become more positive and open a state where you may not be enthusiastic about taking the next step after this first one but you are at least accepting it.
Sometimes we need to stop being angry, shut up, and actually do something. If something is bothering you, either fix it or accept that nothing can be done right now, so why complain? Complaining is a passive activity. Change that complaining into action to solve the problem or simple accept it and give your mind something else to focus on.
You’re either moving forward or you’re moving backward. You always want to keep forward momentum, even if that involves falling on your face. You’ll learn from the experience and be able to apply that to future challenges, potentially avoiding future face-fallings. When you don’t attempt something for fear of falling on your face, you don’t move forward, and you end up shriveling into a version of yourself that is not as great as it could be.
We all go through challenges in life, some more difficult than others. These challenges we face are what help us learn more about ourselves. They define us and help mold us into the people we want to be. Like the above quote said challenges are not supposed to paralyze us. They are supposed to help us grow as an individual.
It’s easy to get into the mentality that you have to wait for the perfect opportunity to present itself before you’ll start to work hard. But the trick is to work hard so that the perfect opportunity can present itself. It’s amazing what opens up when you start giving it your all every day.
Smart work is the concept that says, if you work more productively you can complete a task in 2 hours that would need 10 hours if you just “did” it. You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.
Strive for excellence. Nothing breeds enthusiasm like a job well done. If you’ve allowed yourself to ease off when it comes to your work standards, redouble efforts to do things according to your highest level of excellence.
Nobody can be successful if he doesn’t love his job. Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have
It is not contradictory to have an enduring passion about one’s career and not feel like engaging in that passion at a particular moment. Professionalism has nothing to do with the profession — it’s all about the person. It’s not the job you do; it’s how you do the job.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. You can do better with your team than you can alone.
We need to know that we are good at what we do. When we know we are good at what we do, we are excited to work at it some more and have greater positive energy for our work. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Changes happen, but improvement takes effort and that comes from you. Without the action, the chance of actual improvement is rather small. It isn’t impossible, but neither is it very likely. So to make an improvement, one of the key things that the ‘I’ will have to do is to select what to improve, and to take action.