Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions - Darius Foroux
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A few examples of how we extrapolate our exceptions all the time:
The root of this problem is our quick judgment.
But that doesn’t mean we should follow through on every single thought that pops into our mind.
Every time you start thinking about future events or start making mental movies, keep count on a post-it note or a small piece of paper. Be aware of your thoughts. But don’t follow through.
Ask yourself: What’s within my control? Is there something I can do right now? Can I make the situation better? Then do it. And do the job well.
If you can’t, choose to do something else. Have different things in your life that you can give your attention to. For example: learn a new skill, get some exercise, work on your goals.
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Humans have an inbuilt drive to belong and be accepted. This makes us care about what others think of us.
Out of novelty and boredom, we started being part of 'imaginary' groups just because it is cool to do so. There are groups in social media, or in clubs/bars, in which people join due to desire to be accepted.
If we have our friends, family, a career and a few hobbies, we don't need to attach our identity to a group.
Discovering your core values, and having a vision is key to finding your mission.
You have to know where you want to go (Vision) and create a road map that takes you there (Values). Having these foundational pillars in your life makes us less susceptible to what others think and do.
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We always think about the risks involved in making a big chance in life. We consider the risks and then decide not to do it. But, the risks shouldn't scare us into inaction.
You can't achieve anything if you lock yourself up in your home. To live life to the fullest, you need to make bold moves. And this doesn't necessarily imply risk-taking.
Try to limit your potential losses. Protect the downside.
“It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.”
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