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Prefacing your explanation with things like, “I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses, but…” can send the wrong message.
Jump right in with the information that's relevant and im...
Not being able to deliver on what was expected of you warrants an apology - even if there were other factors contributing to the situation.
An apology demonstrates that you accept responsibil...
Acknowledge your mistakes and be willing to learn from them. Share exactly how you will avoid this same problem in the future.
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The content of an apology is only half the battle. The delivery matters as well. If you mumble, avert eye contact, or stand in the corner with your arms crossed, it won’t matter what you say.
No matter how much damage was done, a sincere apology restores faith.
Saying you’re sorry is uncomfortable. It can be hard to admit your shortcomings and acknowledge your mistakes. But taking responsibility is the key to restoring trust.
...is a planner system devised by Ryder Carrol.
It is a blank journal that houses a combination of certain elements, that allow you to plan for the future, track the past, and keep your sanit...
You can start a bullet journal in pretty much any empty notebook that you have lying around. That’s all you need. A journal and a pen.
However, it is much more likely to use a bullet journal every day when getting some joy from the materials you're using. That means that a nicer journal and some bright, funky pens are also a great way to get started and enjoy the process a bit more.
A page where you can write down any future appointments or dates for a month you haven’t set up yet.
That way you can easily reference it to see if there’s a dentist appointment coming up or a deadline sneaking up on you.
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Quickest way to add meaning to your life is to see your group of people more often.
Not part of a group? Join one. No groups to join? Start one. It’s as easy as texting people to...
It is less about what you do and more about how you see what you do.
Qualities a purpose needs:
You have a story you tell yourself about your life — whether you realize it or not.
A trend in the stories that people with meaningful lives tell themselves - redemption stories: the tellers move from suffering to salvation — they experience a negative event followed by a positive event that resulted from the negative event and therefore gives their suffering some meaning.
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"In a fast-moving, competitive world, being able to learn new skills is one of the keys to success. It’s not enoug..."
Learning a new skill takes commitment. And there are certain limits to what you can learn. So, before starting working on a new skill, ask yourself:
Make sure the skills you've chosen are relevant to your career, your organization, or both.
Gaining a new skill is an investment and you need to know upfront what the return will be.
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In the context of poor communication, criticizing is when you knock someone down for the wrong reasons: to hurt someone, to vent your frustrations or to boost your ego.
It’s easy enoug...
When you blame someone, you take any responsibility off of yourself and put it on them.
It’s understandable that you want to express your dissatisfaction with something. But sometimes you need to express it in order to find a solution, not to point singers.
Complaining is exhausting because it puts pressure on the other person.
Complaining often results in the other person feeling as if they should somehow “fix” the problem or else just get away from the complaining.
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Overcoming mistakes at work starts with a difficult conversation.
Though it may not seem like it, your aim is actually to increase the amount of trust you get from your boss. If t...
As soon as you find out that you have made a mistake, reach out to talk about it with your boss.
If your boss requires an appointment, set one up right away—with some urgency. The less time you wait, the better. This will allow for a faster fix of any potential negative consequences.
Start with a few simple declarative sentences. “I did X. As a result, Y happened.”
You can provide more context afterward, but it’s critical to lay out clearly what happened. Also, leave explanations for when the problem is fixed.
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People use excuses to rationalize their actions regarding their circumstances, their actions toward other people, and regarding certain events. It is also one of the primary reasons why people are ...
When you are comparing yourself to others, you are probably only seeing part of the whole picture.
If you are making an excuse not to try something new, because you are comparing yourself to others who are experts in the field, remember that they were also inexperienced at some stage.
The unknown can be scary, but it may not be a negative thing. Many good things can come from taking a step into the unknown.
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Forgiveness is choosing to not let negative events of the past define how you feel.
Forgiveness can keep your emotional body healthy. It increases feelings of happiness and decreases ...
You can forgive someone and still maintain a boundary. They may not even necessarily know you forgave them.
When you hold onto anger towards yourself or others, it weighs you down, drains your energy and increases your stress.
Resentment forces you to live in the past by fixing that person to that past moment.
Do not let yourself or the relationship be defined by anger. The ability to forgive and move on is critical for maintaining a healthy and happy relationship with the people you care about.
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