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Believing in Self

Updated: May 26

I always wonder if I'm the only one struggling with believing in myself. Turns out it doesn't matter, because if I don't believe in "I" then no one will. Lately I've been coming across all kinds of motivational quotes and articles but one tip I found just really stuck out to me. The article it came from talked about the difference between people who are essentialists and non-essentialists. Essentialism was the desired type for people who wanted to make smart, calculated, and controlled decisions about life. Not like stuck up or anything, but success on purpose. There are six tips in the article but the one that stuck out to me most was:

Know the power of pausing for reflection

McKeown suggests taking 30 minutes, once a week, to focus on three questions: Where am I? Where do I want to be? And what are the six things I need to do this week to try and get there? Put those in order of priority, said McKeown (who does this exercise religiously himself), then immediately cross off the bottom five. Focus only on the one that matters most, whether it's a step you're taking on a project, or something you're doing to invest in your relationship with your child or spouse. Voila. Essentialism in action!

I hope this tip helps you out too! Always believe in yourself! Here's the link to the full article.


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