Give it away to get it back

[The Joy List]

Thoughts Worth Exploring

> Focusing on the inner scorecard

“We are only happy if we’re successful by an Inner Scorecard! When we live a life true to ourselves. It’s not enough to earn praise, we must deserve it. We can’t just be loved; we must be loveable.

In order to feel fulfilled, you must deserve the success you achieve. And the only person that can tell you if you deserved success is you. You know.”

> When procrastination is good and bad.

Good procrastination is avoiding errands to do the real work... Errands are so effective at killing great projects that a lot of people use them for that purpose. Someone who has decided to write a novel, for example, will suddenly find that the house needs cleaning. People who fail to write novels don't do it by sitting in front of a blank page for days without writing anything. They do it by feeding the cat, going out to buy something they need for their apartment, meeting a friend for coffee, checking email.

"I don't have time to work," they say. And they don't; they've made sure of that.

> Dealing with the fear that comes with that terrorist attack

“Mourn the tragedy. Feel the anger and sadness and confusion. But then move on. This isn’t about you, or me, or your aunt who used to live there and oh-my-god, my brother’s friend used to work in an office building like three blocks from there…

This is not even about country or religion. It’s about a deranged murderer, the victims, and the police.

That’s it.

Terrorism is a fact of our age. The internet and 24-hour media machine enable it. But it’s a psychological weapon. A homemade bomb does little. Hijacking a plane does little. Even blowing up an entire building does little. It’s the fear and paranoia and blame and hate of the millions of people who watch it that does something. And it does something insidious.”

> An advice worth pursuing:

“Write about your day, before you turn the page. Write one simple sentence, about what worked, and what didn’t, and what made you smile. Nobody ever has to read it. It’s for your eyes only. But it will make you think about the hours you’ve given away, and the hours you are yet to gain.”

> Finally, when some people hear the word ‘positivity’, they get a different idea and get the most important thing about it wrong. Don’t be one of them.

From the team at Joy, Inc.

> Chude was hosted by Action for Happiness last week where he talked about joy and connection. It was an hour of wisdom, and strength, and delight for the soul.

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The extended play podcast is up at 10:00 am Wednesday morning. Search for #WithChude wherever you get your podcast.

Worth thinking about

“There is a wonderful, almost mystical, law of nature that says three of the things we want most — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained when we give them to others. Give it away to get it back.” — John Wooden

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