The mighty index card

For thoughts are fleeting no more.

A blog of ideas and thoughts inspired in the creative process, personal development and success.

To be humble

humility self-awareness Mar 31, 2020

"Humility is a key ingredient for self-awareness" - Insight, page 81

Because knowing yourself is infinitely more important than proving yourself. The former builds. The latter isolates.

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To be resilient

resilience Mar 30, 2020

"The capacity to respond quickly and constructively to crisis"

Quickly but in a panic doesn't help.

Constructively but late won't help you either.

That's the challenge with resilience. Time matters. Increase your capacity and you can reduce the time it takes you to show up again.

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To be successful

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2020

Track your progress over time and ask yourself if you have been moving towards your goals. If they are lofty, you might not be there, yet.

That doesn't make you unsuccessful. 

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To be naive

Uncategorized Mar 16, 2020
na·ive
/nīˈēv/
adjective
  1. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
 
Many things are possible. Not are all likely. It's naive to think otherwise.
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To be comforted

growth Mar 15, 2020

Not the physical one. Buy a good chair if your work requires you to sit for long periods of time. Or use a standing desk. Get comfortable; physically.

And then, let your mind find the rough edges, the dark spots, the uncomfortable truths, the fears. The tension that stretches you in uncomfortable ways. Welcome the discomfort of the growing pains.

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To be skilled

Uncategorized Mar 13, 2020

There is really not much to elaborate on this one. Skills are made. All of them. Full stop.

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To be compelled

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2020

Compelling

adjective
evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.
 
Our feelings talk to us constantly. "Tomorrow is another day", "You can finish then", "Send it already, no one will notice a typo", "Eat the whole brownie, you deserve it", "You are not that drunk, have another one. You'll be fine for tomorrow's meeting"
 
Their job is to be compelling. Ours is to know when they are reliable.
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