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Start by telling your toxic friends how you feel. Give them a chance to change with the new you. If they refuse, take a break from them for a while. Ask yourself whether you want them in your life long-term.
You must find joy in the repetition. You do that by taking those reps and making them mean something.
Add some variety in by breaking your comfort zone. Set a goal to do something wild during your day every so often: travel, meet new people, learn a new skill. And even so, you have to accept some level of repetition.
Take the goal you didn’t achieve and try a different approach. Doing the same thing over and over to achieve your goal is the definition of insanity.
Your heroes miss their goals too. What makes them stand out is that they don’t give up. The fun of goal-setting is knowing that you’ll fail.
Death can be our greatest motivator if we let it. Once you understand what death means in all of its darkness, you’ll understand life.
The best way to deal with this reality is to go out there and live the best life you can, while you can.
See career challenges for what they are: an opportunity to try something different.
If your career never got messed up, then you’d probably stay in your comfort-zone for your entire life and never try something different.
Seek real help. These dark thoughts must be treated and sometimes the best medicine is to seek professional help through counseling, or for an extreme case, by calling Lifeline.
We don’t need more; we need less to de-stress:
Don’t avoid it. Don’t let it stand in your way any longer.
Don’t let nerves trick you into thinking you’re fearful. We all get nerves, but we can still keep moving forward with nerves. Real fear can be overcome through deliberate practice.
See this as a sign of courage. Making an idiot of yourself is an acceptance that you might fail in the short-term.
And those who fail in the short-term will eventually win in the long-term with practice.
Take ownership. Quit feeling sick and do something about it:
Finding love is about understanding what love is not. You need relationships to end to find out what love really is. All breakups suck in the beginning until you grow and move on.
Then, the solution to this problem is to find yourself. How you move forward from there is up to you.
You can’t please everybody that you meet in life.
Critics are not all bad. You can learn things about yourself from them too. The solution is to learn from criticism, not be afraid of it.
If you feel like your life has no meaning, then it’s time to experiment. Standing still is not how you find the answer.
A short-term solution to this problem is to experiment with helping those who have nothing. Spend time with people who’d kill to be in your position and get some perspective.
If you can figure out how to get a reasonably accurate picture of the real career landscape out there, you have a massive edge over everyone else, most of whom will be using outdated conventional wisdom as their instruction booklet.
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