What do you remember? More specifically, how do you choose, daily, what is most present, persistent and generative in your active memory? What do you think about the most, revisit the most, ruminate upon the most, and thus live out the most?
Tag: emotional intelligence
Life is about failing and falling forward, begun in earnest during those uncertain, unsteady, exciting days when we are learning how to walk.
When you go about rebuilding personal momentum, the initial phase concerns retraining yourself into following through, and taking persistent action on impulses and instincts — something you may have been resisting in one way or another.
A year ago, I made a commitment to myself, and began an effort to make shifts in my habits, to say ‘no’ a lot more, and to reclaim my life in ways that for too long had gone awry. This week, I had to make that commitment again.
There is a lot of suffering in the world, and while being highly intelligent can be useful in finding certain kinds of success, it is, to me, quite often little more than a persistent fuel for the fires of depression, anxiety and excessive rumination. I liken the modern world as something not too dissimilar, in effect. Beyond simply having a high IQ, we have to strive for the elusive notion of wisdom.