In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street just outside the apartment where she lived. The attack lasted more than 30 minutes, and she was screaming and resisting. The attacker stabbed her multiple times, until she died at last. It was later discovered that 38 of her neighbours saw the attack from their windows, […]
“Everyone is a genius…
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein
The bird is excellent at flying. The elephant is strong and excellent at heavy lifting. What would happen if we asked the elephant to fly and the bird to do the heavy lifting? I guess they would both feel like failures. But what about us humans? Often we expect ourselves to do something that others are great at but that we are not so good at ourselves. And then we feel like failures. Why do we do that?
I think we can learn something from animals. Find out what you are good at and do that and try to not compare yourself to others.
We all have role models who have made impressions on our lives. Friends that make us stand up for what we believe in, musicians that make us follow our passion or a sibling that you aspire to follow in the footsteps of. Positive role models can show us that the impossible is possible, strengthen our […]
When you are stuck with a task, look for possibilities and alternatives instead of limitations. In the beginning, it is easy to get stuck with thinking “this suggestion is unrealistic”, “the others will shut it down” or “we’ve tried that before”. All that mindset is good for is killing potential ideas. Instead, think in the […]