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?

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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