After much reflection, The First Thing won’t be returning anytime soon. If you’re a writer, join me at insideoutnewsletter.substack.com for weekly…
Done > good > perfect. Whatever you’re working on, at the very least, get it done. If you’ve got more in the tank, make it better. Try for perfect if…
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Having an idea is different to making it happen, and usually we are better at one or the other. You probably already know this about yourself: are you a…
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Perhaps life is simply a process of discovery by elimination. You must be willing to say yes to all of it and then, after, brave enough to say no to…
The people who get places are the people who are willing to do the same things over, and over, and over again. Yes, there is a place for questioning…
You contain multitudes: embrace them. Do not try to make yourself less than you are.
Get in the habit imagining worst case scenarios. Not mindlessly—intentionally. Ask yourself, honestly, what the absolute possible worst outcome could…
There is a time to add and a time to subtract. A time to multiply and a time to simplify. A time for everything and a time for nothing. The time comes…
What you see in your mirror is not what others see. You see a face reflected in reverse; others see a face projected outwards, which is why you look…
My seven-year-old niece is doing a research presentation on chickens. “What comes first,” we asked her at the table. “Chicken or egg?” “Egg,” she said…
I’m all for doing your best, but life on the other side of perfectionism is the only place you can find true satisfaction. A perfectionist’s work is…
Back to stress for a minute. Sometimes stress feels so…stressful because we blow our own problems out of proportion. (That’s why it’s always easier to…