We constantly sell ourselves short, downplay our skills and accomplishments, and kowtow to whatever crapportunity is tossed our way. I call “Bullshit!”
The biggest things I’ve learned from one full year of freelancing full-time (that I so wish I’d known when I started).
Quitting your job, finding “the one,” moving to Tahiti, winning the lottery…Nothing will make you you really, truly happy unless you learn how to BE happy.
Circumstances mean nothing. Limitations mean nothing. Obstacles mean nothing. It all comes down to you.
When you screw up, you have two choices: Hit “reset” and move on, or let it tank your whole day. Time to take your hand off the ripcord…
People who get through the day in the hardest of circumstances, who go on against the odds — THAT’s heroism, not cold showers and running triathlons.
If you’re not “designing” your days and moments just like you’re designing all the big-picture stuff, you won’t truly be happy.
How we approach everything–even piddly, mundane tasks–influences how awesome our lives can be.
That little patch of life you think is all that’s out there for you? It’s an illusion. Here’s how to break free.
There will be times, even in the most optimistic and dutifully designed lives, when things just really, really suck. Here are some ways to cope with that.