How Can We Achieve Excellence?

Steps Toward Excellence

  • Starve your distractions, feed your focus.
  • Set goals.
  • Read every day.
  • Time is non-refundable — use it with intention.
  • Have a vision.
  • Live inspired.
  • If you don’t go after it, you won’t have it.
  • Make mistakes and pursue failure.

Physicist Richard Feynman

What Are Steps To Self-Compassion?

Steps to Self-Compassion

  • Recognize that we are suffering.
  • Drop our reactive stories.
  • Mindfully accept and observe whatever painful feelings are present.
  • Offer compassion and reassurance to the part of us that is suffering.

The Difficult Thing of Being Human
Bodipaksa

Allowing Suffering To Penetrate Our Heart

Realm of the Heart

Suffering can be unpleasant and sometimes cause us to close our hearts, making us bitter and cold. But if we allow suffering to penetrate our being, it can bring us to the tender and vulnerable realm of the heart.

Blossoming of Suffering

When experienced from the heart, suffering can blossom into loving-kindness, compassion, gratitude, peace, and even joy.


A Fool’s Guide to Actual Happiness
Mark Van Buren