Let me tell you about Jigmentia. It is a widespread, little talked about psychological condition. It causes, in times of great joy, you to hear your own personal “victory” song.
For example, I just turned in my test (which I had KILLED, by the way) walked out the door of the college building and “California Love” by Tupac started playing started playing, just for me. Did a little C-Walk and I was on my way. Gangsta.
Sure, it’s all in your head. But I don’t think I’d medicate this thing if I could ;)
2 weeks to a better you.
i’m a firm believer that you can be a significantly better version of yourself in just two weeks, not matter what your goals are. if you want to be more fit, work out every day for twice as long as usual for 14 days. want to be more intelligent? force yourself to read 2 books in two weeks. want to be a better boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse? make the next 2 weeks entirely about making your significant other’s life a pleasure.
if at any point you get tired or frustrated, don’t forget: it’s only for 14 days.
and believe it or not, you can accomplish huge things in just two weeks.
remember: confidence gained from short term success is the fuel that powers long term goals.
"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor…If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart…If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”
― William Shakespeare"
"easy come, easy go."
stratagem #21 — gold does not fear the fire
aka: you can have anything you want. you are gold, your opponent is fire. as long as you never admit your weakness and make it clear that you are the prize — that you are #1 — nothing can ever defeat you.
real life example: let’s say you are jealous. maybe you want somebody or something that somebody else has. if you remember that you are the more valuable and make it obvious, you can take anything you want. if you can remember this, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter who or what your opponent is. you are still the gold.