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Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #45

Published Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hi All!

Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Stress: How we view stress affects our perception of it. Intermittent stress (not chronic) actually boosts performance and is a good thing. (Source)

  2. Trust: "When words and actions don't match, pay attention to the actions." -Victor Cheng

  3. Complaining: If you're going through a tough time, give yourself 10 minutes a day to complain, scream, whatever, in private. Then no more for the rest of the day. If anything comes up later, save it for tomorrow. You'll find that you often don't even need the full 10 minutes before you get tired of complaining, and what seemed like a big deal yesterday will seem trivial today. -Paraphrased from Kate Sackhoff on this interview

Here are this week's recommended actions:

  1. Thank all the good, temporary stress that you have that's allowing you to perform better than with no stress at all.

  2. Reflect on whether your actions match your words. Align them to become trustworthy.

  3. If you're going through a tough time, try out Kate Sackhoff's 10-minute venting suggestion.

If you think someone else would find this newsletter useful, please forward it to them. Thanks, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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