Everything. But only if you think so.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein
Invest in your appreciating assets
Put time and attention and energy into things that compound and grow over time. Like knowledge.
Do not invest in depreciating assets. Do not dump energy and attention into things that lose value over time. Like looks.
We are appreciating assets, as human beings — but only if we define ourselves in the right way.
Invest in high ROI
Chase the things that have the biggest impact for your time attention.
Do not dump energy into the “long tail,” where each incremental effort has far less impact. Don’t dedicate your life to “perfection.”
Where “time” can also mean “effort,” here’s what chasing the long-tail of perfection looks:
Invest in growing positive, not fixing negative
If something’s hemorrhaging, sure, fix it.
But other than that, focus on strengths, gifts, and talents — not weaknesses and flaws.
Look at yourself with love, not resentment or loathing.
Acknowledge your work — and work more.
Appreciate yourself — rather than taking yourself for granted.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Celebrate others’ successes, and recognize that everyone is on their own journey. Life isn’t a fight or an exhausting competition — that there is enough of everything and for everyone, including ourselves.
Accept praise and compliments from others. Don’t put yourself down.
Don’t expect others to make you happy, fulfill needs, and keep your cup full of love, care, and attention. You don’t need a partner to feel valued, cherished, wanted, and loved. Our happiness is my responsibility and every else is a bonus.
We are not here to blame anyone for anything. We are not victims of our own lives. It is never too late to step into our power and feel worthy of the best things life has to offer: good health, love, and abundance. When we value ourselves, others value us as well.
We can do our best work when we do it from a place of authenticity and power — not disempowered.
We often don’t get what we want because we only pursue what we think we deserve. That’s why it’s crucial that we believe in ourselves and see ourselves as enough and worthy of the best things life has to offer.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford