I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Happy Friday <<First Name>>,
It is my belief that you are having a fantastic Friday and preparing for a fabulous weekend.
During the week, I spent quality time thinking about the magical effect of patience and perseverance. I wondered how difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish in a jiffy.
Can you reflect on the time you were faced with a herculean task; how did you deal with it? What was different before success was recorded and after? Was it your disposition? Did you notice you are the same person in both scenarios? What exactly changed? Why did you yield positive results?
An interesting perspective: Have you ever suffered from a bad debt? You loaned a friend some money and (s)he failed to refund. It’s now 18months post-failed-promise and you are spitting fire. Your texts are left unread. Your calls, unreturned. You twist the plot when you realise that threats are no longer effective. You transition from being forceful to pleading to have access to what rightfully belongs to you.
Can you relate, <<First Name>>? If you can, you will agree that with patience, one can achieve what force will never deliver.
Many a time, this is the kind of energy we project into our goals.
We go so hard on them at the beginning and back out when it feels tough.
Trusting the process involves truly believing that the end result of your goal will be worth all of the struggles that you have to face throughout the process of getting there. Sounds so simple yet not an easy task.
I know you’ve been on your goals for a while. I have too and I know it will happen.
Trust your process. I am trusting mine.
Weekly Thread of Wisdom
- Personal Blog: I wrote this article during the week and it's one of my favourites already. In this article, I shared my perspective on why you should trust your process.
- How to Be Really, Really, Ridiculously Productive: This article was written by one of my favourite writers, Nat Eliason. Have a look at how he does his thing and thank me later.
Book(s) of the Week
Atomic Habits by James Clear
At best, this is how to summarize this timeless book. This is one book I love. RECOMMENDED
- An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth.
- Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
- Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.
Newsletter of the Week
Akiff Premjee is a medical student coming from the world of health tech. With his newsletter, he dishes out tools that are useful and interesting. With Akiff, you can be sure to discover new tools to improve your productivity. Subscribe Here
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