Preparing for Tomorrow

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I wake up without an alarm. Feel lethargic and tired.

Pick up my phone, open Twitter.

Doom-scroll through image-crafting snippets of life advice, benign wisdom and appeals to buy 20 dollar eBooks.

Looking Forward to the Future

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I was sitting at work, bored.

My patient had missed their physiotherapy session, giving me a free 30 minutes before my next appointment.

I thoroughly disliked the job, so it was a welcome break.

I’d already handed in my resignation and was enduring my notice period with stoic resolve…

Comparison

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It’s said that comparison is the thief of joy.

We compare ourselves not only to others but also to fictionalised past and possible future versions of ourselves.

If the current self doesn’t measure up, we become despondent.

Self-Acceptance

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Self-acceptance is vital for a happy, peaceful, prosperous existence.

But it’s a process which requires practice.

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DWYSYWD: Do What You Say You Will Do

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I’ve just said I’d do something with a friend and quickly realise I can’t.

I feel like a yes man, enthusiastically agreeing to an engagement I can’t attend.

DWYSYWD or ‘do what you say you will do’ might not seem important on the surface, but in reality, it has an outsized impact on your life.

What Is Your Personal Mantra?

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“I’m the hardest human being that God ever made.”

“I don’t care if it’s true or not; it’s the most important conversation to me. It’s the thing that drives me every day.”

For anyone else, this could easily be considered hyperbolic.

But when it’s a veteran Navy Seal, previous pull-up world record holder and ultra-endurance phenom, you suspect there might be something going for repetitive self-talk.

3 Science-Based Persuasion Steps to Exert Influence

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There are two ways to exert influence; through force or persuasion.

Nobody enjoys commands, so even if they comply, the result will be inferior.

Therefore, getting someone to want what you want is not only more preferable, but also pleasant.