Posts tagged: Instant insight

Instant Insight: Build success from frustration


It’s easy to think of success as the product of careful planning and thoughtful execution. And it is. But there is also an emotional component to any process, effort, or triumph. In other words, we don’t succeed simply because we are well-prepared; we also succeed because we are motivated.

Despite what we’re often told, the motivation to truly do something — whether it’s finishing a small task or working toward a profound change — can come from moments of great anger, annoyance, or disappointment. It’s how we use our frustrations and passions as fuel that makes all the difference.

With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant Insight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Instant Insight: The daily minimum


It’s both easy and natural to think of certain days (especially Mondays!) in terms of the required minimum: If I just finish this one task or do this one thing, the rest of the day can be a total wash. 

Does this sentiment sound a little familiar? It’s okay if it does. But as we contemplate what constitutes our most basic obligations each day, whether it’s at work or at home, it’s so important that we also set a simple bar for ourselves. Be sure to ask yourself a few questions daily:

What do I need today? What will make this day complete for me and no one
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Instant Insight: Our right to be wrong


Even the noblest, most empathetic people in the world are no match for the moment when a person has done them wrong. It happens to all of us and, regardless of whether it’s a big moment or a split-second, something intentional or inadvertent, how we react when we’ve messed up (or someone else has) always requires perspective and humility.

With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant
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Instant Insight: There’s no need to sparkle


You don’t have to be in a store that sells throw pillows to know that there is already enough pressure to shine, seize the day, and be wild or bold or fearless. And while this isn’t terrible advice, motivation and success aren’t one-size-fits-all propositions. There is strength in being comfortable and confident in your own place.

With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant Insight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips to help you keep it real
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Instant Insight: Just give love


One of the surprisingly tough feats we face in our relationships with others is to express affection, concern, or support in a way that is impactful for the recipients. How many times has something meant as a compliment sounded a little bit like an insult? How often does a gesture made out of love get construed as a judgment or an overreach?

It can be a challenge sometimes to care for others, but the challenge is what makes it fulfilling. With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant Insight:

Tips to help you keep it real
Bust through obstacles on your way to greatness with Unstuck Tip Cards — four reusable decks that help you fight procrastination, stop negative thinking, boost productivity, and get more creative.
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Instant Insight: Self-Reflection


Welcome to Self-Reflection Week at Unstuck. Over the next few days, we will be offering an exclusive series of insights and stories written by Unstuck contributor Colleen Newvine that we hope will guide and inspire you. This series is a perfect opportunity to experiment with self-reflection by learning about its unexpected benefits and discovering new techniques from experts or perhaps just by empowering yourself to find the time and space in your life to contemplate, express gratitude, or consider new possibilities in your life.

We invite you to check back in with us each day (and, of course, whenever you might need a little refresher in the future) and to write to us (advice@unstuck.com) with your thoughts, reactions, and experiences. With that in mind, here is our weekly Instant Insight for this coming week of contemplation and personal
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Instant Insight


Is it possible to navigate our everyday experience without obsessing over the endless tasks, obligations, and deadlines ahead of us? Is it possible to avoid worrying about the conversations we need to have or the conversations we wish had happened differently?

It is possible, but it’s a lot to ask of yourself.

So, instead of trying to keep life’s natural stresses and pressures from occupying our thoughts, what if we supplemented them with other things? With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant
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