We often believe achievements or purchases are what make us happy in life, but this is rarely the case. Rather than saying “Happy When,” focus on being happy now, each day. Here's how you can practice being grateful for what you have and find ways to improve your happiness in place.
We are naturally predisposed to protect ourselves and those we care about from physical or emotional harm. But it’s important that we factor in the short- and long-term effects of that protection—we gain temporary peace of mind but sacrifice resilience and problem-solving skills in the process. Accepting reality and choosing to focus on what we control are powerful tools for life and important lessons to teach, especially at a young age.
We constantly hear from others that the best experiences in life happen when we’re outside our comfort zones. While we know this to be true, we often struggle to follow the advice when the opportunity presents itself. We struggle to distinguish between what’s actually risky and what’s just uncomfortable. Let's explore this through a few stories, shall we?
There is a real lesson to be learned from the story of NFL quarterback Alex Smith. And when we apply it to our goals and lives, everything becomes more fulfilling. So, what is this valuable lesson?
In what’s become a very public world, we desperately need private moments. Moments where we simply enjoy ourselves or share the moment with others who are present. Moments to praise in private, moments to celebrate and reflect. Moments where the moment itself, and our enjoyment of it, can be enough. So how can we set down our phones and make an effort to be present in the moment?
When the body armor that was once crucial for our protection starts to weigh us down, what do we do? How do we ensure that we no longer carry the weight of a battle we're no longer fighting? Here's Bob Glazer's advice on how we can simultaneously grow and let things go.
Many things in life are a tradeoff. When we try to make everything a priority, nothing gets our full attention. So how can we take this knowledge to find balance in our lives?
Many of us aren’t fully aware of the toll it takes to be constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. What would it look like if we did the opposite?
Most people insist that they just can’t wake up any earlier. I would argue, from my own experience, that you can’t afford not to. Here's why a morning routine might just change your life.
In April, nearly four million employees quit their jobs in the United States. If that pace continues, 25 percent of the entire American workforce could be changing jobs this year, an all-time record. But that is only half the story. After an immensely difficult 18 months, many people are seeking change in their lives, for a variety of reasons.
It’s human nature for many people to not be overly concerned with others’ problems. The person you’re dealing with isn’t worried about whether something is bad for you; they have their own challenges to consider. What if the best way to say no is flipping the script and not explaining why it’s bad for you, but instead carefully and honestly explaining why the other person’s request will create undesirable outcomes for them?
One of the most important concepts to increase your productivity is understanding the difference between what's urgent and what's important. Everything we do falls into four categories: urgent AND important, urgent but not important, important but not urgent, or not important and not urgent. For those of us who need help prioritizing our tasks, this advice is invaluable.
You’re not alone in caring.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.