Tag: growthmindset

  • Are you sure you have an attitude of gratitude?

    Are you sure you have an attitude of gratitude?

    With all the ‘attitude of gratitude’ narratives, I thought it might be helpful to identify when we’re not being as grateful as we think we are. Gratitude for the self is reflected in how you value who you are without a need to diminish the value of others. Sometimes, we convince ourselves that we need…

  • Do you remember you?

    Do you remember you?

    Sometimes, we lose ourselves to the hopelessness of others. Sometimes, we lose ourselves to the failed expectations of life. And sometimes, we lose ourselves because we thought it was our failings that earned us pain, while oblivious to the fact that it was in fact our success that threatened the ones we loved. In these,…

  • Be true about seeking truth

    Be true about seeking truth

    If you’re sincere about seeking the truth, you won’t be distracted by the source or tone through which it arrives. The truth is only harsh if you’re not willing to accept it. The harshness enters when we need to hear something more palatable or pleasant about ourselves because we need the validation that says that…

  • Rediscover who you are

    Rediscover who you are

    The journey of rediscovery of the self is the greatest joy of all. It shakes off the cobwebs that life tends to accumulate, and breaks the chains that we’ve used to tether ourselves to past experiences. Rediscover who you really are, so that you can shake off the debris that you accumulated through the years…

  • Regret doesn’t change the past

    Regret doesn’t change the past

    It’s easy to lose ourselves in our efforts to overcome upheaval. It’s also easy to look back and think that it was the trial that developed the strength or ability to overcome it. But, what if we had that within us all along, and the trial only revealed it? We must recognise the difference between…

  • Be exceptional

    Be exceptional

    If we focus on the exception, we’ll realise what is possible. If we focus on the norm, we’ll surrender to what we think is inevitable. This is at the heart of mediocrity versus excellence. There are those that look at trends and try to follow, and those that focus on value and pursue a better…

  • Why we need more idealists

    Why we need more idealists

    I am an idealist. It attracts mockery, condescension, ridicule and any number of other derogatory and passive aggressive responses from people that want to appear a certain way. But I choose to be an idealist in spite of them. The alternate may be choosing to be a realist. However, experience has taught me that realists…

  • Start before you’re ready!

    Start before you’re ready!