#066: Simple Ideas That Compound
Struggle Is Good
It’s through tough situations that you create perspective and skill.
Give Without Expecting Something In Return
Don’t keep score. You will become a bitter person if you do that. Give solely for the joy of giving. If you get something in return, great, if you don’t, great.
Keep A Journal
No, keeping a journal is not for children. It helps you think on paper. It helps you distill everything in your mind to become a better thinker and writer. “I don’t want to be a writer” you might think. Well, how many emails and texts do you send a day? Everybody is a writer.
Take More Risks
Don’t be such a wimp.
Learn Every Day
You’ve got to train your brain to stay alert. You don’t have to read a book a day to learn every day. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the people around you — be open to what they can teach you.
Don’t Blame People
What’s the point? Do you want to punish them? You don’t do that to people. Also don’t blame yourself — you’re only human.
Switch from passive input to output. Not to leave a legacy, you won’t be here to see it anyway, but to be of use. Make music, write a book, build a table, anything. You’ll feel good about yourself, plus you give something back to people to use or enjoy.