The Most Unsexy, Under-Rated Secret Of Success — In Anything

And how to lean on it when Covid-19 has messed with your future.

“I don’t know for sure what kinds of flowers I’m planting with my days on this planet, but I intend to find out, and so should you.” — Austin Kleon, Keep Going.

The Most Unsexy, Under-rated Secret of Success

1. Just aim to ‘get good’.

“Relying on craft and routine is a lot less sexy than being an artistic genius. But it is an excellent strategy for not going insane.” — Christoph Niemann

2. Show up even when you don’t want to.

“The willingness to show up changes us, it makes us a little braver each time.” ― Brené Brown

3. Tuck your feelings on a high shelf.

“Just being there is ninety-nine percent of what matters when your world falls apart.”― Holly Goldberg Sloan

4. Keep going when it’s hard and bad.

“Some days you just have to get rid of as best as you can.” — Austin Kleon

5. Don’t look over your shoulder.

“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” — Max Ehrmann

6. You can always move the ladder.

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” — Stephen R. Covey

Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz

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