Writing is my creative outlet. It is the best way for me to express myself. So I’ve built a writing system to help me maximize my output. My writing system enables two outcomes: gaining knowledge and sharing knowledge. It also prioritizes the quality of my writing over the quantity of words. Finally, my writing reduces writer's block and procrastination.
As humans, we need to judge. Our survival depends on it. Judgement is how we assess danger. It is a tool for survival. Yet, judgement threatens our ability to empower people. Why? Because it prevents us from understanding them.
My parents always told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. I believed them. It’s not how good I am, it’s how good I want to be. In It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be, Paul Arden examines this concept in detail. I’ve converted my favorite takeaways and quotes from Arden’s book into personal mantras below. Each of these statements is powerful and deep in its own right.