It's harder to talk to people about what is right, than what is wrong. And we wonder why we're not happy.
At the end of the day, there is one reason, and only one that you won't work at the goals you want to achieve. You want to do other things more. If you do want to meet your goals, start with just 15 minutes today. The worst case scenario is that you have spent 15 minutes doing something you want to do.
Practice is what they do to get better so when they meet their teams or get into the environment where we can apply new tricks they are ready to go. And there, in a nutshell is the differentiating factor - practice improves the individual, rehearsal improves the group.
If there is something you can work on, practice it and then take it to rehearsal to see how it can work to improve the team or group. Don't wait until a skill is needed, bring the solution before the problem arises. The worst case scenario is that you improve yourself, and that is never a bad thing.
I believe that the #thoughtsandprayers phenomena is just one more symptom of Covfefe disorder where we want to move on quickly to the next thing, but we also want to feel we've done something. We need to slow down.
In a world of pitchfork and torch carriers, dare to be the person who questions. Be the voice of reason. Like Sir Bedevere in the Monty Python sketch, you may find the mob are right, but what if they are wrong and you are one of them?
Reality is hard. Reality takes time. Reality takes being vulnerable, and that is one step too far for most people. The sad thing is that too many people putting too much effort into looking good, playing the game that makes things look like they are going well, and they are afraid to show the cracks.
It is easy in the darkness to think only of stumbling, but as you walk through times of darkness, keep your head up or you will miss the stars, and you may forget how to dream.
The reality is that unless something occurs to change us, we will continue to do what we have always done. If we have always lived in poverty, sudden riches will not change the poverty mindset, and we will soon find ourselves back there.
You don't have to be a clone to fit in. You can still have the areas in common you share with your friends while holding on to your values. The moment you lower your standards and integrity is the moment you begin to disappoint yourself and lose self-esteem.