Think // Feel // Work Better #4

Think // Feel // Work Better #4

Dustin Lien
March 3, 2020

Think Better

Committing to going all in on something doesn't have to mean you're committing forever. It just means, right now, you're committing to giving it a real chance, despite your current fears, current laziness, or current negative self-talk.

If you half-ass something, and then you quit, there's a lingering "what if" that's unpleasant. But if you whole-ass something, and it doesn't work out, and then you quit, there's a comfort in knowing you gave it an honest shot.

In order to have a real shot at accomplishing something, we have to commit.

If you're committed, you'll be disciplined. If you're disciplined, you'll be consistent. If you're consistent, you'll see progress. If you see progress, you'll keep going. If you keep going, eventually, you'll either make it, or you'll quit with peace of mind.

Feel Better

Sharing this reminder from an Instagram post by Cured Nutrition:

"Did you know smiling activates the release of neuropeptides to fight off stress? Other neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins come into play too. Studies even suggest smiling can help relax the body and reduce your heart rate. Hello, mood boost."

Work Better

In order to grow, you have to let go.

Let go of micro managing that person who is 80% ready. Free up your headspace, and give them space to fail, learn, and grow to 100%.

Let go of your ego, and ask for help. You don't know everything, and neither does anyone else. And you'll never improve if you refuse to accept advice and assistance from people who have more experience in certain areas than you do.

Let go of the past. Your past doesn't define you, it prepares you. Don't judge your potential based on failures from the past. Judge your potential based on your willingness to learn from past failures, and your willingness to make new mistakes.

Let go, and grow.