Forgiveness is not weakness and to let go of the hands that taught you how to grow by means of fear is courage.
“Just because you don’t see results after a day, or even a week, don’t give up. You may not see changes, but every smart choice you make is affecting you in ways you’d never imagine.”
“There are 3 primary drivers of results in life:
1) Your luck (randomness).
2) Your strategy (choices).
3) Your actions (habits).
Only 2 of the 3 are under your control. But if you master those 2, you can improve the odds that luck will work for you rather than against you.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Poet Yahia Lababidi on the power of listening:
“A good listener is one who helps us overhear ourselves.”
Source: Signposts to Elsewhere
Author Michael Lewis on the stories we tell ourselves:
“As I’ve gotten older—I would say starting in my mid-to-late 20s—I could not help but notice the effect on people of the stories they told about themselves. If you listen to people, if you just sit and listen, you’ll find that there are patterns in the way they talk about themselves.
There’s the kind of person who is always the victim in any story that they tell. Always on the receiving end of some injustice. There’s the person who’s always kind of the hero of every story they tell. There’s the smart person; they delivered the clever put down there.
There are lots of versions of this, and you’ve got to be very careful about how you tell these stories because it starts to become you. You are—in the way you craft your narrative—kind of crafting your character. And so I did at some point decide, “I am going to adopt self-consciously as my narrative, that I’m the happiest person anybody knows.” And it is amazing how happy-inducing it is.”
Source: The Tim Ferriss Show #427: Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
How am I holding on??
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Until next week,
Creator of the Fellout Journal
P.S. Sword-in-the-Stone vibes.