According to an article in The Guardian, one of the top five regrets of the dying is
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
Jane McGonigal, a professional Game Designer, suggests that when we adopt an avatar (or character in a game) and we talk about ourselves in third person with a focus on our strengths, it’s an incredible brain hack. It greatly reduces anxiety and depression.
Finally… the post about ‘flow’ that I have promised to a few of you for a number of weeks now…
I was trying to work out why this was such a hard post to write… I think it’s because I was trying too hard to make it ‘factual’ and based on research I’d done instead of my own experience and understanding of flow.
I came across a great post this morning, which reminded me to simply write what I am passionate about instead of what I think I should be writing.
This year I’ve been focusing on the importance of having systems in place and creating healthy (business) habits. I even went as far as thinking that these two things were more important than having goals.
Well today I’m telling you to have goals! And write them down.