KEY REMINDERS OF LIFE
Ask yourself: What might be an optimistic way of viewing this situation?
Meditate on if this situation is a way to improve my character/integrity.
Remember to uncouple pure love from desirous attachment of a person/object/habit.
What can you be grateful for at this moment?
Breathe in. Breathe out. If there is life in you, there is something you can be grateful for.
List down the 5 gifts that you have been given without your permission.
On mental turbulence
Hunt for the good.
Find inspiration. Read self-help literature.
Find simple joys of life.
Go on a retreat to the nature. Your mind needs to marvel a bit in the universe that is beyond your current situation.
Talk to good-hearted people who will remind you of your best traits.
Remember that you are both a masterpiece and also a work in progress.
The climb up the mountain is supposed to be tough not easy. When you have mental clarity, it becomes simple but still will need the effort and work. (10,000 hrs rule!)
On others' success
Be genuinely happy for them. Don't fall in this mirror trap.
The whole world might not care about your story but for one person today your story might make a difference.
Write like you are speaking to a your own self from 5 or 10 years ago. When you teach, you learn twice.
Quit vanity metrics. Have gutsy goals but don't micro-manage them.