Doing creative work is hard. By default, there’s a lot of uncertainty and, potentially, doubt involved. Listen to what Seth Godin has to say about it: he will leave you inspired and ready to trust yourself.
To think about integrity can be extremely useful when you feel that “something’s wrong.” If we take emotions as signals – as we should! – one of the ways to analyse them can be asking yourself a simple yet powerful question: Are my actions aligned with my values?
The price of not realising the difference between shame and guilt – words that we sometimes use interchangeably, right? – can be a life of misery.
When unchecked, weak boundaries can result in accumulating grudges for the things we never really wanted to do in the first place. They can also lead to us simply not engaging with the tasks we’re taking on.
Momentum is a cool concept but how to really get there?
Here’s my attempt to deconstruct it.
Have you ever assessed what the price of NOT taking a certain action was?
If you haven’t, take a moment and give that present to yourself. It can literally be life-changing.
Whatever system you use, whatever toolkit you have, make sure it’s a good one.
Don’t forget to update it, to expand it, or to thank and remove what’s not needed anymore.
I think there are multiple toolkits we and should be working on, but every other toolkit might not be as effective without this one. Accomplishment without joy, busyness without meaning, stress without purpose, relationships without being seen…
Habits can either serve us or reinforce our limiting beliefs.
They can also help us establish the identity we truly want to have.
Here’s my episode on habits, identity, and commitment.
What’s the difference between “I did something bad” and “I AM bad?”
That’s the difference between guilt and shame. And what such self-talk correlates with will scare you.
You know those times when someone’s driving you crazy? When your self-image of a kind and empathetic person is being tested?
Yep, we’ve all had those. The bad news is that there’s no shortcut here. To respond mindfully can be pretty damn hard sometimes.
The good news is that it’s something we can work on, and it’s absolutely rewarding.