60 Second Wisdom – Are You on the Right Path?

“One of the things that keeps us from finding our way in this world and becoming the best-version-of-ourselves is our desire for psychological comfort. When we have thoughts or feelings that make us psychologically uncomfortable, we rush back to our old thoughts and feelings. The problem is they drag us back into the past. It’s often the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that are trying to lead to toward our bigger, better future.

Here are four examples:
1. You feel lost. Great. The people who are really lost have no idea how lost they are. The fact that you are aware of it is a great sign. Listen to that feeling. Explore what it is trying to tell you.
2. You are angrier than usual. Excellent. This means you are probably getting in touch with your dissatisfaction. Listen to your dissatisfaction. It will teach you how to improve your life. 3. You friends are driving you crazy. Friends drive us crazy for two main reasons: They are dragging us down or they are challenging us to grow and we are resisting. Which is it? You may just need some new friends for the next season of your life. Most people are the average of the five people they spend the most time with.
4. You feel like you need to grow up. Whether you are 14 or 64, this is a great sign. Growing older and growing up are two different things. Growing up is about becoming your own person, establishing boundaries, and taking responsibly for yourself and your life.

These are four signs you are on the right path. They may be uncomfortable, but they come bearing wisdom. Remember, feelings aren’t good or bad, they are just messengers. Listen carefully to the messages they are delivering, and they will lead you to a more fulfilling life.”

60 Second Wisdom – This One Habit is Ruining Your Life

“Is it possible that you are doing one thing that is ruining your life? It is, but most of the time we don’t see it. Do you think you know the habit that is ruining your life? Give most people a dozen guesses, and they won’t get it.

To illustrate the point, let me ask you two questions.

1. If your toilet wouldn’t flush would you leave it that way for months or even years?
2. If the sewer pipe broke in your neighborhood, would you let your children play in the waste?

The questions seem ridiculous, I know. But most of us play in the sewer waste at least ten times a day. What am I talking about? Well, we go around taking note of everything that is negative, bad, and wrong with everyone and everything, including ourselves. That’s like not flushing the toilet. It’s like playing in the sewer. And it is ruining our lives.”

60 Second Wisdom – Is It Possible to be 10 Times Happier?

“If I told you by doing something that takes ten seconds, ten times a day, you would become ten times happier, would you do it? Most people wouldn’t. That’s human nature. We say we want to be happy but then we busy ourselves with things that make us restless and unhappy.

But maybe you are one of the few, so here it is.

We’ve all heard the term “Count your blessings!” It comes from the Jewish tradition that encourages people to count 100 blessings each day.

100 is a lot and you aren’t going to do that in ten seconds, but you can do this. Pause ten times a day for ten seconds and do these two things. First, take a deep breath, a really, really deep breath. Second, identify one person, thing, experience, or opportunity you are grateful for and just let that gratitude wash over you.

10 seconds. 1O times a day. I promise you, it will change your life. Gratitude is one of the most life-altering experiences a human being can have.”

60 Second Wisdom – Why You Feel Lonely

You may be afraid of flying, spiders, heights, and snakes, but there is one fear that dominates the human experience. We all have it. It’s our greatest fear. It sabotages relationships. It produces existential loneliness.

“You may be afraid of flying, spiders, heights, and snakes, but there is one fear that dominates the human experience. We all have it. It’s our greatest fear. It sabotages relationships. It produces existential loneliness.

We’re afraid that if people really knew us, they wouldn’t love us. That’s our greatest fear.

The real tragedy is that by pretending to be the person we think other people want us to be, we destroy our chances at really being loved. Because when someone does come along to say, “I love you” there’s a little voice in our head that says, “No you don’t. You love the person you think I am.”

This is how people end up desperately lonely in a relationship.

Hugh Prather observed, “Some people are going to like me and some won’t. So I might as well be myself, and then at least I’ll know that the people who like me, like me.””

60 Second Wisdom: 3 Things You Should Think About More – Matthew Kelly

“Some thoughts are beautiful, and some thoughts are ugly. Some help you become the best-version-of-yourself and some don’t.

Here are THREE THINGS you should think about MORE:

1. The best things that have ever happened to you.
2. The things in the past you thought you would never get over… and did.
3. The most fulfilling lives are not built on talent, beauty, money, things, or even success. They are built on love, humor, service, friendship, wisdom and chocolate.

Thoughts play a powerful role in our lives. What you choose to think about determines the direction of your life. Don’t like where your life is headed, change what you spend your days thinking about.

Think more beautiful thoughts and you – and your life – will become more beautiful.”