In addition to Medium, Flipboard is another app I launch on an almost daily basis. The ability to find, organize and curate content based on your interest alone is golden, especially in a time where it’s become so effortless to subscribe to anything in hopes of being inspired by something at some point.
One of the Flipboard Magazines I follow is called Self-Improvers and the other day I came across an article entitled: How can I make myself better each day? Regardless of whether you’re not the type who’s on the lookout for pointers on ways to optimize your life just a little bit more, you have to admit the title is catchy enough to spark anyones interest. Luckily, it was certainly worth the 2 minute read and among the 7 life recommendations given, there were 3 which resonated with me the most:
Start Writing: I don’t consider myself a prolific writer whatsoever but the aspect of continuously showing up to this blog to write since 2010 has enabled me to formulate and manifest my ideas better, it’s allowed me to build more context around my work and ultimately, it’s enabled me to figure out my voice in the process. If you’re not doing it already, you’re missing out! Like Sean Wes says, anything you can possibly think of ultimately starts with writing so why not get use to it now.
Read: Just as an experiment, I dare you to perform a quick Google search regarding commonalities very successful people may have and while I wait here, I can 99% guarantee you’ll come back telling me about that one omnipresent characteristic you couldn’t help notice all throughout is the fact that they all self-educate by reading. It’s simple…wealthy people would rather be educated than entertained so why should you and I be any different regardless of our wealth disparity? As of now, I’ve given myself the goal of reading a minimum of 12 books this year but the real goal is to exceed that. Like Jim Rohn once said, a “formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
Expand Your Comfort Zone: This one is easy. The only way to improve your self-confidence is to improve your skills and to improve your skills, it requires for you to become better at something and to become better at something you must embrace sh*t you’ve never done before.
Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker once said, “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily” and this very mentality keeps me going strong on the 3 life recommendations I talked about.