Are you one of those nicey-nicey people? Constantly smiling at others, asking them how their day went and so on and so forth? Willing to let things that irk you slide in order to make the day move a little more smoothly?
Congrats, you are probably a normal person. Most of us do not like to get involved in too much drama on a daily basis.
Conflict is exhausting, emotionally, mentally, and physically. You let things go because jumping into the fray just takes too much out of you.
And that’s okay, but what if I told you you did this too often. So much so that it was hindering your ability to get better?
The process of lifelong learning, of being able to keep growing even when the world gets in the way, is an act of endurance. It can be tough to keep at it, especially when it comes to our most passionate endeavors.
We hit ruts or life throws bunch of crap our way.
Nevertheless, we keep going or we try to find reasons to.
Here are 17 reasons you shouldn’t give up quite yet.
Put a fool and an expert in separate rooms. Give them each the same problem. The fool, sure of himself, supplies an answer immediately. As does the expert.
However, we all the know the expert’s answer is much more likely to be correct.
Several years ago I asked myself this question: How does the expert differ from the fool? What does he/she possess that makes him/her much more able to tackle tough problems? The answer is “A lot of things,” but it boils down to something small and simple (but not easy): The power of self-suggestion.
This past spring I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a 3 day summit on leadership at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, KS. The KLC was founded and funded to help improve Kansas communities by educating its citizens on the core tenets of leadership.
This education attempts to give the know-how and desire to fix complicated community problems beyond the scope of any single expert by utilizing the strengths of its members.
I will share with you some of the most important lessons I learned and thoughts I had from this experience and recommend you to look into something like this yourself, as you no doubt will have your own lessons to learn.
Living a meaningful and happy life seems like a lifelong struggle. Not only is it hard to define (What is happiness? When can we say we have become “happy?” Is it a constant state or a fleeting moment?) but once we have even the tiniest hint of what direction we should follow, the road there seems treacherous and very “unhappy-like.”
How can we take the reigns on the subject and really dig into what it means to live meaningfully?
By focusing on the medium by which we live: Experience.