"If you are distressed by any external thing, it is not this thing which disturbs you, but your own judgment about it. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now."
Let's face it. Stress is really hurting us. If you don't think so, look at the following statistics from the American Psychological Association.
Three quarters of Americans experience symptoms related to stress in a given month:
77% experience physical symptoms
There is no such thing as your “permanent record”. So when they say they’re putting it in your “permanent record”, they’re lying.
Do not excel at the things you hate. Master your strengths. If you do, no one will care about your weaknesses.
Remember crappy experiences make for gutsy stories later on. Look for the perspective of the “You’re not going to believe this story…” factor.
Appreciate those around you. Tell them. Show them.
Inspire means to take it in, to inhale, to bring in that fresh new air. The opposite is to expire which means to die, to end, to quit.
You have a choice as to whether or not you want to inspire or expire. Which one is it? Do to want to bring in that fresh new air or end and quit and perhaps regret your decision.
I know, sometimes we do want to expire. We do want it to end, we do want to quit and we do want to just get over it. But sometimes it’s not that easy to ‘just get over it’.
When doing this exercise, I ask that you try your hardest to have no judgment around your selection of values. I had a Judgment around one of my values for the longest time. When I first did this exercise years ago, I realized I valued recognition. I value being seen and acknowledged for the good things I do. Not bad, huh? EXCEPT, in my family I was always taught that recognition was bad; you want to be a part of the crowd and not stand out. Don’t be seen.
Don’t be heard. Well, eventually,...
I value words. I think they are important and because of this I am always looking up the meaning of them in the dictionary or looking for the right word to use in the thesaurus and here’s what I found about the word value:
noun: value; plural noun: values
the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. "your support is of great value"
|worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, ...|
12 Life Lessons I Learned from the Director of "Boyhood" Richard Linklater in 6 minutes and 33 seconds on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
1. Sometimes we need a “bigger canvas” in our life. Small thinking doesn’t serve us and we need to step way back for a bigger view of what’s possible. Linklater wanted to tell a story about growing up and most of the stories about kids are just a moment in time. He wanted to show it all and said “I needed a bigger canvas.”
Photo by Sean Foreman
2. Find a cool way to tell your story. It makes for a much better story. Linklater thought it would be cool to show adults in his story actually...
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?"
I never imagined I would be writing on the topic of sleep, but I know what the impact is of not getting enough of it onmy ability to think, act, and react. It's not good. I also know how getting enough sleep makes me feel ready, confident, and capable. I prefer getting enough sleep.Most importantly, as Hemingway implies in the above quote, sleep allows me to get away from it all.
“Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you’re driving at another.” - George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) “Pygmalion” (1913)