You are your own biggest critic. We too often focus on our flaws, pointing at everything that could be better – whether it is our looks, school achievements, sports performance or social media following. You don’t need to aim for perfection. That will only hold you back from reaching your potential and doing what makes […]
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 shape of a diamond. Brainstorm and voice ALL suggestions. When you have enough alternatives, you can narrow it down to find the best ideas.
With this approach you might end up with different or better final ideas because you are open, and opportunity orientated.
Look for opportunities instead of limiting yourself.
It can be tempting to talk about others in conversations. But before you start spreading rumours, take a second to give these points a thought. Imagine they listened. Would you not speak about them in the same way if they were listening to the conversation? Then don’t say it. If you have a problem with […]
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 […]