16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined.”

Last night a reader named Karla sent me an email that caught my attention, simply because the subject of her email was: “Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do” (An interesting title for an article, I thought.)

Part of Karla’s email read:  “I love your book.  It has helped me get through some seriously tough times.  But even though I’ve made progress, I often struggle with emotional weakness.  I persistently resist what I know I need to do for myself.  So I was wondering, what do emotionally strong people NOT do?  The reason I ask is that I’ve spent a lot of time implementing positive habits in my life, but I haven’t really focused on removing any (parallel) bad habits.”

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The inevitable impact of doing a lot of creative work

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“You aren’t going to change the world with your ideas.”

But why not at least try? What have we got to lose?

Often I encounter people who have ideas but never do more than sit and think about them. They tell me, “I have this great idea,” but when I ask how it’s going a month later, I’m told the…

The inevitable impact of doing a lot of creative work

You don’t need processes for creativity

creativesomething:

Do you need to have a set creative process in order to be successful?

I’m not so sure. If I have a process, I am not aware of it.

More often than not, my own “process” for doing creative work (whether it’s programming, designing, or tying sticks together using twine) is simply to tinker…

You don’t need processes for creativity

The Definition of Success

Excerpted from Zig Ziglar’s ‘Born to Win!’

Zig Ziglar was an iconic expert on complete and balanced success, and in Born to Win! Find Your Success Code, his last book before his passing, he shares his winning philosophy—that you have to plan and prepare to win, to succeed—and the strategies to go with it.

In this excerpt, he shares a short list of the characteristics that he believes comprise success: