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We all are told that greatness is the route to success. But Good is not the enemy of Great.
Going by the epidemic of clinical anxiety, employee burnout, depression, and other stress-related problems we face, we need to ask ourselves if we even know what success means.
Remove the fairy tale, magical thinking from your life, and accept who you are and where you stand. Recognize your circumstances as they are and take appropriate action.
If you want long-term changes and improvements in your life, the ones that last, you will have to be patient.
To get true results, you will have to go for the long-haul.
In this age of optimization, we are compelled to do more, to multitask and provide quick results.
The key to happiness is to be fully present in whatever you are doing.
Being vulnerable and flawed is a virtue, not something to look down upon.
Social media is full of people showing off their perfect lives, and we fall victim to this constant pressure of being invincible and perfect.
Texting and emailing are not the same as actually meeting someone.
Allow for more in-person connections instead of virtual ones. Real connections with real people will foster genuine and meaningful relationships.
Just be yourself. The more you can be completely involved in all of you - the good, the bad, the sad, the better you'll feel and the better you'll be.
You don't have to live up to an online perception of yourself or the workplace self. Just being who you are will enable you to make more genuine connections with others and gain real support when you need it.
It is a state of being where you are entirely absorbed in what you are doing, known as flow by modern psychological science, productive activity by humanist philosopher Erich Fromm, and the right effort by Buddha.
While everyone would want to be the next Oprah, the place is already taken.
The right approach is being yourself, or a better, refined version of yourself, to the 'smallest viable audience', and then see the organic growth.