“People who receive help prefer it to be agentic — they want to choose. When aid is paternalistic, recipients are more likely to resent the help, less likely to accept it, and less likely to reciprocate. Yet people who give help prefer it to be paternalistic.”
It’s time to stop waiting.
Waiting for somebody to give you an opportunity. For the right moment.
Waiting doesn’t get you closer to success. Starting does.
This isn’t going to be like most blog posts about success.
Most posts promise our path to success will be easy if we follow their systems and strategies. But that’s not how success works.
Success isn’t easy, it’s hard. Anyone who succeeds at anything knows this.
Because the key to success is not to figure out how to make the path easy, but to recognize it will be hard and be willing to do the hard things it requires.
In that spirit, here are 50 things that are hard to do — and necessary to get where we want to go.
“What if I told you that writing a blog post is just like carving out a sculpture? You are the artist. Your research document is your block of marble. You just need to chisel away at the unnecessary material to give life to your post.”
“Goals that are just high enough to attain will encourage a continued sense of exceeding expectations, and therefore accomplishment. Small victories on a consistent basis will be more impactful and beneficial in the long run than few larger victories. The sense of achievement might be higher at the time, but it’s not sustainable.”
“When we access things from our memory, we do more than reveal it’s there. It’s not like a playback. What we retrieve becomes more retrievable in the future. Provided the retrieval succeeds, the more difficult and involved the retrieval, the more beneficial it is.”
“Personal Kanban works on two principles: Visualize your work, and limit your total number of ‘works in progress.’”
“He once told me, ‘I worry about the fate of the world just like everyone. I see bad things happening on my island, and I do what I can to help. I am just a simple man. There are many just like me.’”
“Instead of identifying your job role or description, you [will be] constantly adding skills based on what is going to make you more employable.”
“We need to see mental health as important as physical health. We need to stop suffering in silence. We must stop stigmatizing disease and traumatizing the afflicted.”