You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
To say no is to say yes to something else
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.“
“But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done“. Steve Jobs
It can be tough to say no. Nobody knows that better than Steve Jobs. When you receive countless opportunities, what it all comes down to is that you can do anything, but you can’t do everything. However, if you have a clear goal in mind it will become easier to priorities right. Having the courage to say no is more about saying YES. YES to your passions and dreams. YES to something that is more important to you.
What does it mean to show courage? Some would say it is brave to skydive from a plane or speaking in front of many people. Others would instead say that showing courage is speaking up on behalf of others or following a dream no matter what people think. No matter what bravery means to you, […]
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, […]