Edition#29: Thoughts Into Action, Trusting The Opinions of Others, Digital Detox

Tips To Perform Better

1. Too often we zone in on the outcome of what we’re aiming to achieve and lose sight of what’s required.

“If I could just publish this book, then I’d gain credibility”

“If I could deadlift 160kg, then I’d beat my PB”

“If I could just climb the corporate ladder, I’d be wealthy”

It’s easy to categorise how we view what we learn as an outcome.

To have longevity in your focus don’t look towards results, simply ask yourself: “What can I do today that will help me tomorrow?”. 

2. Is there something you can’t stop thinking about that you know would be beneficial for you?

What small action can you take that would help your thoughts become a reality?

Some Words To Consider

1. When consuming information, there’s a tendency to seek out the ‘perfect’ solution that produces results overnight.

Little do we know, the perfect solutions are in the small regular actions. We know what needs to be done, but allow our mind to seek further unnecessary clarification.

Action over perfection. Work over worry.

2. Not all decisions should be made on your own. There’s times when seeking advice from a trusted source becomes the more valuable option

Our judgement of listening to others and their opinions stems from the relationship with the trusted source and our previous experiences with them.

Seek opinions from those who provide different angles on the choices you didn’t see yourself.

Quotes To Listen To

Cartoonist (Of Calvin and Hobbes) Bill Watterson on creating an idea:

“At school, new ideas are thrust at you every day. Out in the world, you’ll have to find your inner motivation to seek for new ideas on your own.”

Author J.R Rim on taking a social media break:

“The digital detox isn’t what you think it is. It’s like a diet. Once you go on it, you feel better until you log into social media again. If you want real change, figure out what works best for your lifestyle.”