Why perspective goes a long way.
Would you rather be stuck in traffic caused by a fallen tree, or be the one who’s car had the tree fall on?
This talk was spurred obviously by my frustratingly delayed commute to work. Given my commute is only about 8 minutes, but it turned into 25 minutes, which really annoyed me.
Until I got closer to the reason why there was traffic, and then instantly I changed my attitude. I would rather be in traffic than have my car totaled by a fallen tree.
I think the key idea here is this: there’s always something worse that could have happened.
Also that #gratitude goes a long way in how you see your day going. Whether you’re having a good day or a bad day is soley dependent upon your attitude or mindset.
Why our challenges and setbacks are necessary for success.
This idea came from me listening to Eminem’s new album Kamikaze on repeat. Needless to say, I’m lowkey obsessed with it.
Fanboying aside, I wanted to discuss the idea of how we can “turn setbacks into comebacks” as my pastor Rick Warren always says in his sermons.
Key idea: our greatest successes usually come from our greatest setbacks. If you study any successful person, there will usually be a huge setback that came before their breakthrough. This is the fuel for their fire.
Something that crushes weak people is simply motivation for the strong. And the difference between a weak person and a strong person is simply their mindset on how they see the challenge.
Why we shouldn’t force others to communicate like us.
This talk was spurred by a discussion I was in where one lady felt uncomfortable because someone an introverted person wouldn’t communicate like the other extroverts.
It’s my belief that when you feel uncomfortable with someone else’s personality, its 100% your responsibility/fault, not theirs.
We shouldn’t try and force people to adapt to our communication style.
Instead, we should accept people for who they are and be more understanding that not everyone is like us.
Just my 2 cents.
The key to spending more is to know what you value and what brings you happiness.
For many of us, we feel like we’re not good with our money.
- We spend more than we think we should
- We buy things that don’t make us happy long-term
- We get buyers remorse often
- We find we have less money at the end of the month
- We’re constantly waiting for payday so we can feel good again
The key to being able to spend more is to:
- Know what you value, what brings you true joy, and spend more on that
- Cut mercilessly on things we don’t value or doesn’t bring us lasting happiness
From there, you can develop your own “conscious spending plan” as outlined in the book I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi.
One of my greatest fears and why I keep learning.
“If you’re green, you’re growing. If you’re ripe, you’re rotting.” – Tony Robbins
- One of my greatest fears 😱
- Why I enjoy reading so much 📚
- Why knowledge is like a spider’s web
- Older people compared to younger people 👶🏻👴🏼
- The most expensive/costly thing you can own 💸
Continue reading “The most expensive thing you can own”
How I trained myself to eat less junk food.
Thought of the Day
Key idea: training yourself to associate how you FEEL 10-15 minutes after you eat the food instead of associating the food with those feelings of instant gratification when you first take a bite.
Now, I’m not saying I don’t eat junk food nor do I hate junk food. But my cravings and desire to eat them often has decreased significantly.
Are you interested in trying this? Let me know your thoughts