We are all different. Even if you label yourself as an introvert you can still be very different from the introvert next door. Did you know there are four types of introversion?
Make fact-seeking part of your daily life. Build the habits of critical thinking and checking the data before you rush to conclusions. Stop dramatizing your worldview and see the world for what it is. Not perfect, but getting better.
Next time you use excuses for not having enough time to exercise because you need to make money, consider whether the amount of money you make brings you more happiness than the workout.
Not all interruptions are created equal. Many of them can slow down your progress on a given task but can provide vital information for long-term success and, more importantly, make you feel valued. They create a feeling that you belong.
There is no such thing as being normal. We are all different in some way. Normal is not a question of biology and genes. It is a question of social agreement, environment, and context. You can try to hide and change your weirdness, or you can embrace it.
The “money can’t buy you happiness” quote is valid only if you spend your money wrong. If you purchase luxuries and generally any goods you consume or that just sit in your house, you won’t buy happiness.
You can increase your chances of getting through evaluations based on subjective criteria by merely showing up at the right time. If you evaluate others, understanding what’s going on in your brain will improve your chance of being fair and pick those who are genuinely the best, not those who showed up at the right time.
The key to sustainable living is gratitude, appreciation, collaboration, and reciprocity. Once you switch your mindset and you start appreciating and sharing, you become part of a world where even though the resources are finite, there is enough for everyone.
Each of us is most easily persuaded by ourselves. Listen first. Don’t overwhelm others with data. When you speak, ask lots of questions. Provide trustworthy information, and that means introducing nuance and explain that not everything is rosy.
Learn to recognize what time of the day works for what type of activity for you specifically, and then schedule your day accordingly. Get to bed and wake up at the regular time as much as possible. Routine aligned with your circadian rhythms will work miracles for your productivity.