What if I told you that you have a hidden treasure trove of personal traits that could turn your life around?
Are you interested in?
you dead How to find out what they are?
Wondering why I ask so many questions without getting to the point?
Okay, okay. fine.
Here, I uncover five positives that I think will help you get through this chaotic, unpredictable, and downright hilarious thing we call life.
And if you’re lucky, you might come out of this situation with a straighter jaw and a renewed appreciation for your own glorious calamity.
1. Self-Awareness: The Ultimate Operating System
Before you can change anything in your life, you need to know what’s going on in your head. Self-awareness is like an operating system that keeps your mental machine running smoothly. Without it, you can’t learn from your mistakes, adjust your habits, or realize you’ve become a narcissistic douche canoe.
So how do we develop self-awareness? It’s all about questioning your thoughts and feelings and practicing self-reflection. You can meditate, keep a journal, hire a therapist, or ask a trusted family member to point out your weaker qualities. Most importantly, get into the habit of asking yourself the hard questions. Need some more guidance? Check out my article on self-awareness, beautiful bastards.
141 people made breakthroughs last week. Will you be one of them this week?
2. Risk tolerance: Embrace the art of failure and shame
Life is full of trade-offs and risks. If you want to get anywhere, you have to develop a tolerance for failure and embarrassment. why? Because big rewards often come with risks.
Remember that girl smoking in the bookstore? Talking to them has a pretty good risk/reward ratio. The worst case scenario is a few seconds of awkwardness, but the best case scenario can be a life-changing relationship. So be brave and face the risks head-on and accept the possibility of failure. It’s all part of the journey.
3. Skepticism: Question everything (also this post)
Skepticism needs to be the default mode in the 21st century because there are so many shit shows out there. Demand proof, think rationally, and be prepared to live with uncertainty. Remember, skepticism is not just about skeptical of the mainstream.it’s about the question alleven conspiracy theories and flat earth theories.
So be skeptical when reading articles. watch video, or follow people on social media. And yes, ask me, your humble and very wise guide, as you read this post. Remember. Healthy skepticism is about being open to possibilities, not being stubbornly against everything.
4. Compassion: We’re all messed up, so let’s love each other anyway
This is the hard truth. We are all screwed. Everyone is shit in some way, and that’s okay. That’s why we need to be kind to each other. When you see someone fail, understand what they were trying to achieve and empathize with their struggles.
Embrace the idea of Hanlon’s Razor. “Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by ignorance or stupidity.” We’re all just trying to do our best, but sometimes our best can be pretty bad. So look out for each other and show a little compassion when things go wrong.
5. Patience: Slow and steady win the race
Our attention spans are shrinking, and instant gratification is the game. But guess what? Patience is still a virtue and more important than ever. If you can cultivate patience, weather the storm, and focus on long-term rewards, you’ll be ahead of the curve.
So embrace the slow burn and learn to be okay with waiting for rewards. In the end, the turtle still wins the race, leaving the impatient rabbit wondering where they went wrong.