One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is to lower our standards.
This is a short-term solution.
At some future point (a month, years, or decades even) the temporarily relieved stress can come back with a vengeance in the form of regret.
Life is hard.
Because life is hard, study, learn, apply, teach, and excel at a positive attitude.
At various times in life, setting the bar low could develop into an insidious lifetime habit.
Setting your bar low might seem reasonable, appropriate, and motivating.
Long-term, it’s anything but.
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Last night was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
What advice can we offer an 8th-grader?
We need something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.
Make the assumption these three are lifelong goals.
Over-manage the same things others under-manage or ignore. Focus and discipline only fail when they are under-managed or ignored.
Life flies by at a relentlessly quick pace.
We reap what we sow.
Do not let the fear of relentlessly hungry birds stop you from planting.
What do you mean, actions speak louder than words?
Yesterday’s answer: 1. Behave admirably 2. Serve others 3. Pursue excellence
Dad, what are the top three things I can do to influence my reputation?
Yesterday’s answer: It’s the first thing people think of when they hear your name.