1.People are self-absorbed, myself included.

We all spend most of our mental energy thinking about ourselves. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Self-reflection is how we become stronger, which in turn makes us better equipped to help others.

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When you give away all your time or work for free, others won’t value it.

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When life is easy, we become complacent. Growth comes from doing things that require serious effort.

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Sometimes I try to chase every single opportunity that comes my way — and most of the time, I’m not as talented, competent, or brilliant as I think. The good news: This gives me a reason to only focus on the things I’m truly good at. Isn’t that liberating?

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I have a finite amount of time in a day, and anything I do is a choice about how to spend it: Will I catch up on email or meet my friends at a bar? Will I spend an extra hour at the office, or will I go catch a movie? I also have to be a person outside of work. Navigating that balance requires an endless series of decisions.

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Never take people for granted, or they might walk away.

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A little bit of pain can bring a lot of perspective and empathy. Don’t be afraid of it.

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I don’t have to be around people 24/7. I also don’t have to be friends with people I don’t enjoy spending time with, or be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t make me happy. I’m better off when I can think of myself as good company.

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And that’s okay. If I can get comfortable with myself — comfortable enough to present the truest version of myself to the world — the acceptance I get will be that much more valuable. And the people who provide it will become the ones who matter most.

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