Just as mirages can play tricks on our vision, emotions can play tricks on our perception.
Tag: personal development and growth
“There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute” (Kingston’s Short Story #8 [Age 16])
Life ain't fair, you play with the hand you're dealt. And once you focus on the tools you do have at your disposal, that is when you find how to utilize it at its highest potential.
Action is Courage (Wiser Next Week: On Persistence)
You’ve got to act now and make the most out of what you have. Remember that action is the most fundamental form of courage.
“Align Principles With Action” (Wiser Next Week: On Goals and Persistence)
A goal is easy, all you have to do is say something. Aligning those goals with steps that will bring it into fruition though, that is the hard part.
“Life Hands Out A Badge”(Kingston’s Short Story #7 [Age 15])
For all the stupid things you did in the past. Be grateful you came out as unscathed as you did.
“You’re Doing it Wrong” (Wiser Next Week: On Mistakes and Failures)
Inserting myself into numerous cultures has taught me a few things about failing forward.
“Project Your Life 5 Years Ahead” (Wiser Next Week: On Regrets)
As a person gets older, they'll still want what they want, they'll just have more barriers, more obligations and more bodily decay to contend with.
“Show Them Your Claws”(Kingston’s Short Story #6 [Age 14])
Humans at their core are ruled by their survival mechanism. If they think there's a chance they can get hurt and lower their chances of survival most will have second thoughts.
“The Gift of Time and Age”(Wiser Next Week: On Aging & Death)
So often we see the bad of aging without acknowledging the opportunity, knowledge and beauty along with it.
Premortem: Preventing Regret (Kingston’s Journey #57)
While differentiating between regret and hindsight bias requires the use of empathy in looking back retrospectively, preventing regret is forward looking using a concept called premortem.