Human nature is inherently flawed and destructive. It helped our ancestors survive but if we want to build a better future we need to be smarter in ways that we observe ourselves and act in the best interest of the whole, not just the short term personal gain. If we act for the whole, everyone wins and we’ll enjoy more prosperity, more opportunities, more respect, and less chaos.
It all starts with the growth mindset.
To make everlasting positive changes, you must come to the conclusion that there are no quick fixes for any part of your life. While life plan won’t solve all of your problems, I believe it’s a useful tool to help you get where you want to go.
The only way to get better is to ask better questions. No one knows what they’re doing. Everyone from your parents, teachers, scientists to politicians and ultra-successful are just trying to figure it out.
Ironically, self-discipline is the ultimate freedom. Waking up early, making up your bed, brushing your teeth, and eating healthy breakfast can transform your whole day. By adding in reading, journaling, and meditation, you can supercharge your growth and allow yourself to become a more loving person.
Paulo Coelho has transformed millions of lives. His books are some of the most life-changing books that I’ve read and I was curious to find out what are other books like The Alchemist.
Perception is reminding yourself that the world you experience around you is a dynamic reality that you can change. How you perceive things is not constant and it’s up to you to see good or bad. It’s up to you to take a leadership role or stay passive and see how your life unfolds.
Humanity suffers from a lack of self-awareness. Technology is advancing so quickly that humans can’t keep up. While it may seem that we are living in a world of terror and war, we are actually living in the most peaceful era in human history.
A century ago, Albert Einstein taught us: everything is relative. The way you see the world depends on your point of view and context. What is hot for you might be mild for me, what is a success for me might be a failure to you. There’s no black and white, there’s only the perspective you choose to look at things. Everything can change in a snap when you provide context.