Thursday, November 15, 2018

Some Words of Wisdom

Here is a collection of advice I have gathered recently from books and presentations:

It's ok to have a filter, but let your light shine through, so it can reach other people who are on the same page as you.
This is advice about being more open and honest about who you are as a person even if you fear you may be judged on it. By doing so, you may turn off some people who feel differently, but you will connect with those who feel the same way you do. Of course it is a good idea to keep some kind of filter in place to avoid saying or doing something inappropriate, but at the same time, you should be yourself and let people know how you truly feel.

Treat strangers as if they are already your friend.
By treating strangers like they are already your friend, it makes you have a warmer, more personal connection vs if you just treat them like someone you don't know and have no interest in getting to know. This action can make the other person feel good and respond back in a similar way. It makes for a more friendly and memorable interaction.

We are our own worst critic.
The things that bother us the most about ourselves are not as apparent to other people. We know ourselves better than anyone else and because of this we know all the little flaws and imperfections that make us who we are. It's easy to let these things get us down because we think everyone else is looking at us the same way, but in actuality, they may not even notice or care about the things we consider our flaws.

Celebrate your strengths.
In relation to the previous idea, we should focus more on our strengths and not worry so much about our weaknesses. We all have some things we are good at. We all have some positive characteristics in some way, shape, or form. Think about the things you have accomplished, rather than things you haven't. Focus on what you like about yourself, not what you don't. Appreciate the things you have now instead of dwelling on the things you do not have. By taking this mindset of focusing on the positive aspects of your life, it can help keep away depression and make you feel better overall.

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