Thursday, October 17, 2013

8 Pieces of Advice That Actually Resonated

Lately I've been thinking a lot about something I heard. It said that this generation takes in more media and messaging in 72 hours than our grandparents did at our age in an entire YEAR.  Imagine this for a second!

This influx of information is neither wholly good nor bad but both. Good, because it can make us so informed and entertained, bad because it's just a lot, all the time, never stops. And in that is a lot of advice, much of which starts to sound recycled after a while. ("Shoot for the moon!") Please.

But every so often I come across something that actually resonates and challenges me to think differently. Here are a few of those...which I'm sharing through--surprise!--social media:

Perfection is the enemy of good enough. And also not a real thing but an illusion.
-?

Progress is not a straight line. Maybe in the CliffsNotes version of someone's story, but generally not beyond that.
-?

Sometimes you just have to buckle down and charge ahead.
-Guy on 10pm news being interviewed on losing his house in a tornado.

To define is to limit. Let some things just be what they are instead of trying to measure or categorize them.
-?

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. 
-Seth Godin

The mind is not just in your head but the space between cells. Everything you think and experience is recorded in your body one way or another; take care of yourself and do not underestimate the power of your thoughts.
-to paraphrase Dr. Christiane Northrup

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
-Rumi

We choose what we have time for. So don't say you don't have enough time.
-Me and probably many other people

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