You're Not Stuck That Way - Nat Eliason
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We let our knowledge and experiences of the past project into our future, by making concrete predictions that this or that cannot happen due to what happened in the past.
But life is constantly changing, flowing like a river, and does not follow past patterns.
This is a mental state where, as a result of a certain bad experience, we believe that we can’t do anything about a certain problem.
We can start to feel helpless when we see people fail in a certain plan, and this could start acting as a negative motivation in our minds.
Move out of the fixed mindset, where you are stuck in inaction, towards a growth mindset.
In a growth mindset, you see obstacles as steps to success and everything seems to have a solution.
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You have no control over things like the place you were born, your biological sex, the situation of your family or your skin color. These things will obviously impact your life in major ways.
"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Every great idea I’ve ever had grew out of work itself.”
Most people's approach to work motivation goes like this: they wait to be inspired, then they get to work.
But successful people don’t sit around and wait for inspiration. They just show up and get to work.
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Perfectionism is a personality trait, which can be an endless pursuit of high standards in every area of our lives, but can also be a 'disorder' like condition or a phobia, akin to '
The trait of perfectionism constantly makes a person judge, compare and criticize suboptimal decisions or mistakes in any aspect of the daily routine.
A person starts having mental difficulties, striving to do everything the perfect way, but falling short eventually.
Perfectionism is a voice in our head, constantly fed by the media and society's ideals, coaxing us into doing things in the best way, to get the desired results.
It is useful in its purpose but in extremities can have negative effects on the body and mind.