I love how this blog posts boils down so many complex things into one very simple rule:
I really, really think the secret to being loved is to love. And the secret to being interesting is to be interested. And the secret to having a friend is being a friend.
Why don’t we want to believe that? We insist that we need to be the smartest kitten or the most interesting kitten or the most successful kitten or the most beautiful kitten to get people’s attention. But maybe we don’t. Maybe we just have to show a little interest . Maybe the surest way to be liked by people is simply to like people.
But that’s a risk right? To openly like someone? To admit to someone: I like you. I’d like to spend time with you today. It’s to risk rejection. It’s vulnerability. It’s brave.
– See more (and get how the kittens fit in) here.
I’ve been thinking about the importance of asking for help, and asking for support. It’s hard for me and a lot of my clients, on many different levels of our lives.
When I stumbled across this blog post I LOLed, when even animals are doing it, so why don’t I? It’s the most natural thing in the world. In fact, I will reach out to my former colleagues straight away to ask them for advice.
Who will you ask for support?
Many gurus talks about the importance of having a higher goal in life, according to Joe Dispenza it’s the number one way of staying motivated.
This guy took that on, his mission is to raise awareness to obese kids in the US, and did 50 iron mans in 50 days, in 50 states. I don’t know how effective it is, but to find motivation to push yourself like this… wow
And if you’re like me and want to geek out, have a look at his stats covering all sorts of weird data.