Modern life is too complex to not simplify as much as possible. This means, creating finding patterns and creating routines that allow for repetitive processes that simplify your life. For example, a friend of mine pays all his bills once a month, which means that he only opens his mail once a month. Another friend consolidated all of his bank accounts to one bank. Another person I know consolidated all of his credit cards to one card. I just dumped all but one personal email address and am about to go to one consolidated phone number. Imagine if you did all of these actions how much easier life would be for you.
Humans judge their environment through their five senses, and the first sense that they use in a new situation is typically vision, which is why strong first impressions are so important. It is also why investing a little in a good first impression is probably the most important investment you can make. So if you are looking for a job, hire someone to make your resume stand out, and invest in a great interview outfit. These small investments will provide a higher starting salary, and more than repay any expense you incur. If you are in sales, be the best dressed sales person on the floor, and watch how much more successful your standard routine becomes.
Most people underestimate what they are capable of doing, typically because they are afraid to take risks for fear of failure, and when it comes to goal setting they think small, and never really get anywhere impressive. Don’t be scared to think big, even though the task may seem impossible. Once you have your big goal in mind, break it down into more manageable subparts and work on these as smaller successes until you ultimately reach your truly huge success! Using this method you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.
Anticipation of an event is typically worse than the event itself, since through anticipation our minds have no way to limit the true impact and outcome, and we exaggerate in our minds the ultimate outcome of the negative event. So why worry today about what might happen tomorrow, when tomorrow may never come, and even if it does, you have no real way to gauge the ultimate impact correctly!
As individuals, we are all alone in this world; that is our reality. We were born alone, and we will die alone. Good friends and family will always be there for you to whatever extent that they can, but at the end of the day, all you really have is yourself. So make sure that you like yourself, advocate for yourself, and get to know yourself well as you make your way through the path of life, since no one else can do it better than you.