Every Thursday, I share 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Occasionally, I also send out long-form articles on habits and self-improvement.
3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (December 3, 2020)
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Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,
Here are 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder this week.
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“Every skill you have today was once unknown to you.
The human brain is a learning machine. Stick with it.”
“The best exercise for gaining strength is not missing workouts.”
“The secret to winning is learning how to lose.
That is, learning to bounce back from failure and disappointment—undeterred—and continuing to steadily march toward your potential.
Your response to failure determines your capacity for success.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Author Ann Hastings on the availability of satisfaction:
“Satisfaction is always available. It is just not always looked for. If, when you enter any experience, you enter with curiosity, respect and interest you will emerge enriched and with awareness you have been enriched. Awareness of enrichment is what satisfaction is.”
Source: The Mechanics of Reality
Author and speaker Jim Rohn on the best response to the disappointments of life:
“Let’s face it … people and events are going to continue to both hurt and disappoint you. Among the people will be those you most love, as well as those you least know. Seldom is it their intent to purposely hurt you, but rather, a variety of situations mostly beyond your control will cause them to act, speak, or think in ways which can have an adverse effect upon you, your present feelings and emotions, and the way your life upholds. It has been this way through six thousand years of recorded history, and your hurt or grief is not the first time a human has been deeply hurt by the inappropriate actions of another.
The only way to avoid being touched by life––the good as well as the bad––is to withdraw from society, and even then you will disappoint yourself, and your imagining about what is going on out there will haunt you and hurt you. Knowing this, there is but one solution that will support you when people and events hurt you, and that is to learn to work harder on your personal growth than anything else. Since you cannot control the weather, or the traffic, or the one you love, or your neighbors, or your boss, then you must learn to control you … the one whose response to the difficulties of life really counts.”
Source: The Seasons of Life
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Here’s a question that a reader shared with me:
Sometimes you have to pass through the fire. What fire or pain should you seek out in your life over the next year so you can learn its lessons?
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Until next week,