“We cannot direct the wind. But we can adjust the sails.” Aristotle

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Trevor Noah’s vision for what you should really fear

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Credit: Hayden Schiff from Cincinnati, USA, CC 2.0

“I’m consumed with regret for the things I didn’t do, the choices I didn’t make, the things I didn’t say. We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to. ‘What if…’ ‘If only…’ ‘I wonder what would have…’ You will never, never know, and it will haunt you for the rest of your days.”


4 Benefits to the Magic of Writing Away from Your Keyboard

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And let the world respond to you, not the other way around.

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Find your desire by discovering what matters to you

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“Transformation begins in you, wherever you are, whatever has happened, however you are suffering. Transformation is always possible. We do not heal in isolation. When we reach out and connect with one another — when we tell the story, name the hurt, grant forgiveness, and renew or release the relationship — our suffering begins to transform.”

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“More than five decades apart, black people in the same communities found themselves protesting the same problems.”

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“Don’t just put in your time. That is not enough.”

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The story you tell yourself leads to who you are

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You Become What You Do


“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”

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Chad Prevost

Big Self Podcast host. Creative Writing Ph.D. I write on Self-Improvement, Mental Health, and Psychology. Join us at bigselfschool.com. @bigselfschool

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