I Just Want to Be Unique
Studies show that people usually rate themselves as better than others. People asked to rate their ability to drive a car usually answer they’re better than average (80% think they are better!).
From the fantastic book Stumbling on Happiness, I learned it’s not about being better, people just want to be unique.
When people are asked about their ability to perform an easy task, such as driving a car or riding a bike, they rate themselves as better than others; but when they are asked about their ability to perform a difficult task, such as juggling or playing chess, they rate themselves as worse than others. We don’t always see ourselves as superior, but we almost always see ourselves as unique.
Make Them Remember You Forever
I’m in the process of writing a book about reading the audience, about understanding their body language and their emotions.
The person who’s my role model in perfectly reading the audience, who’s perfect at making people comfortable with showing their unfiltered emotions is Oprah Winfrey. In this YouTube video, you’ll learn some of the techniques she uses to create deep connections. Fascinating!
Self-care isn’t Selfish
Self-care isn’t selfish. If you don’t spend enough time on improving your body, your mind, your stress-level — if you don’t focus on yourself — you’ll never be able to focus on your passions, on your hobbies, on other things. Whenever something hurts we give up on sports, on our habits, on creative work. Every day you are tired, injured or stressed is a day you can’t spend creating, socializing, fully living.
I know we’re all busy, we all don’t have time. So I recommend starting slowly, VERY slowly. Spend just three to five minutes every day on every component of self-care — the physical, emotional, social and spiritual.
What is it that you could do right now? No excuses, self-care is not selfish, it’s the basis for a happy, fulfilling life.
Einstein’s Way to Live Life
Here are Albert Einstein’s — the world-famous physicist’s — wise words about two ways to live our lives.
“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” -Albert Einstein.
Focus on the positive attitude and the appreciation of everyday life is one of the secrets to contentment.
How do you see life? Is everything a miracle? Try for just a few minutes to see everything around you as a miracle.
Have a fantastic weekend, all!