Life is short - everyone knows it. But what to do knowing that life is short?
Paul Graham’s short answer:
“Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That's what you do when life is short.”
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What are you afraid to do but know you should?
Everyone has fears. Some have more than others.
I have always had many fears in my life: fear of failure, embarrasing myself, etc...
One mindset that has really helped me to face fears is this:
“Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
Because, what we fear doing most, is usually what we most need to do!
I was terrified of taking a sales job at 19 years old, but I knew that was something that would be most beneficial for me in that moment to grow as a person.
I remember my first day at the job. I got only 2-3 hours of sleep the night before because I was so anxious and excited at the same time. And then making that first sales approach - I was afraid, but I still did it and it actually went pretty well. And as they say, the more you face your fears, the easier it gets.
So next time you feel fear. Remember: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
If you still believe your words are unworthy to share, you are 𝕋𝔼ℝℝ𝕀𝔹𝕃𝕐 wrong...
One little phrase can change someone else's mind and here are the books with stories that will encourage you:
◇ 𝓐𝓷𝓭 𝓣𝓱𝓮𝓷 𝓘 𝓜𝓮𝓽 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓰𝓪𝓻𝓮𝓽: 𝓢𝓽𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓟𝓮𝓻𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵 𝓣𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓼𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓶𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷
Book by Rob White will teach you how to learn from other's around, and the simple truth, - that being yourself is more than enough.
My honest review of the book:
◇𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓦𝓲𝓽𝓬𝓱 𝓸𝓯 𝓟𝓸𝓻𝓽𝓸𝓫𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓸
By Paolo Coelho will empower you to spread the little knowledge you got
◇ 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓢𝓮𝓬𝓻𝓮𝓽 𝓛𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓸𝓯 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓵𝔂𝓷 𝓜𝓸𝓷𝓻𝓸𝓮
Book by J. Randy Taraborrelli, will open your eyes to how a person with bipolar disorder managed to make the whole world fall in love with her.
If she did it, you can do it too!
Most of my teenage years I used to be super shy with no self confidence at all. I remember having a mindset: “I will not start a conversation myself and only start speaking when someone asks me something or starts talking with me”
I had a terrible fixed mindset and thought I will always be like this.
Looking back at what helped me to crawl out of this hole, there were many things, but what layed the foundation was books on self development.
I still remember so vividly how I went to the library and borrowed my first book which was called “Self-confidence”.
After finishing that one book, I gained a whole new perspective and realized “wow, I can actually learn how to be better at social situations”.
Ever since reading that first book, I have been an avid reader, always trying to improve myself on every aspect of life, whether it is social, mental, financial, physical - you name it. There is just so much wisdom in books that can improve your life.
So my idea for you - if you have a teenage relative, friend, siblings etc. Gift them a book on personal development - my recommendation: D. Carnegie - “How to win friends and influence people”.
Best case scenario is that you may change their life forever, worst case scenario is that they won’t read it :)