Like in American Football, a team fights for the ground they make for every yard of play, you should not focus on the end product in your life. Instead, take small incremental steps to improve yourself in your life and at work, to get rid of the habits that hold you back, and making the right decisions in the moments that matter.
“Celebrate the small wins. Small wins build momentum.” – @brokeblackgirl
Mistakes happen like it or not. It’s a part of life. It’s what makes us human. What is not right though is people’s inability to say sorry when they’ve messed up. That creates even more anger and frustration for the other person. Be mindful and start saying sorry if you want to build bridges, and let your ego sleep.
“Being able to say ‘I am sorry’ makes a difference in your life. It is the key that opens the cage of guilt.” – Nansia Movidi
The best way to confront a problem is headfirst. It will probably be daunting, and your fight and flight response may be triggered, but you will reap the reward by taking the direct approach.
“In your life, in your darkest moment, there are two options: You can fight reality and harbor negative feelings, or you can accept whatever has come into your life and work toward finding a solution.” – Ray Cohen
Some folk expect to have life all figured out by the time they finish their education. Life does not work like clockwork. That’s because we can’t control everything in our lives. The decisions of others often impact our reality, and we need to understand that. However, what we do need is the conviction to make the right move in the moment that matters.
“You don’t need to know all the answers, you just need to be courageous enough to take the first step and trust where it leads.’ – Bronnie Ware
Life is all about growth, be it in our personal or working lives. When there is no growth, we become disillusioned and lose our way. Our happiness suffers, our motivation dips, and we become dissatisfied. Make development a priority in your life.
“You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or even a day ago. You are here o create yourself continuously.” – @ProfFeynman
Don’t see failures as a backward step. Never forget the bad experiences in your life. There is so much learning you can derive from them – you need to dig deep and reflect on that experience. Setbacks are temporary. You are already on the path of learning and discovery.
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall… I don’t like to lose at anything… yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.” – Serena Williams, Grand Slam tennis player