Water the plant
Keep at it. Everyone wishes for tall trees and tasty fruits but only a few tend to young saplings and see them through to maturity. The days are long and conditions are rarely ideal. But a farmer keeps going because he knows that the reward is worth the effort. The farmer knows it’s worth waiting because of the countless cycles of seasons he’s been through. But what if you’re a new farmer? Give yourself a reasonable amount of time to let things develop.
Don’t think, just do. 🐓
Don’t think. Just do. Imposter syndrome happens when we compare ourselves with some form of standard. It could be a comparison of ourselves with other people or with some desired result. These comparisons are simply opinions. If it’s a goal worth doing, nothing else but action matters. Don’t compare. Don’t think. Just do. By all means, seek the opinion and advice of others to inform your decisions and actions. But don’t let opinions stop you from doing great things.
We don’t really quit a habit. It’s just an endless war against the temptation. Quit smoking? You simply got good at resisting it. Became sober? You simply learned to avoid alcohol. The years since you last engaged with an undesirable habit don’t really give you immunity to the addictive effects of those substances or behaviour. It’s ridiculously easy to fall back into the habit. We’re never quite “done” with bad habits.
Video games have a lot to teach us about mindset. Just by living and breathing, we’re just waiting for the next crisis, be it the next pandemic, war or financial crisis. That generally brings a sense of doom and gloom. When dealing with crises, big or small, public or personal, turning from pessimism to a sense of challenge should help. Just like video games. Gamers don’t shy away from difficult boss monsters. Gamers ask “how am I going to beat this level?” and “How am I going to get the highest score and complete this mission at the best speed?”
Disappointments vs Satisfaction
Life is full of disappointments. We want many things but settle for less. Sometimes we get what we want. Most of those times, however, we realise that what we got isn’t what we hoped it to be. Disappointment reveals itself. But every now in then, we get what wish for and we’re so fulfilled. And these rare moments outshine those darker moments we endure and make it all worth it.
“I don’t know how but I’ll make it work”
How do you deal with anxiety and imposter syndrome? Doing something new can be daunting. We don’t always know if we’d do well. Seeing a pro at work can make you feel incompetent. I felt that when I watched a 16-year sales veteran talk to clients in my previous job…
A linguistic science of persuasion (book summary)
A book summary and recommendation of Phil M Jones’ “Exactly What to Say.” Special thanks to Jay Yang for the recommendation. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter. 🚀 What’s it about in 3 sentences This is a book that shows you the right phrases to improve our chances of convincing someone. It taps on the…
My plan to lose weight and look lean again
Recently, I went on my first business trip. I spent a week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, meeting clients and enjoying some time off. On the night before my flight home, I was horrified to notice a prominent food baby that was visible when I wore my favourite t-shirt. …
Limited time only
Being productive is important. It is also equally important to remember that we shouldn’t be slaves to the concept of productivity. We can only do so much in our lives. The concept of productivity becomes a tyrant when people begin to feel bad for spending a few hours watching Netflix…