Post author: Mic Johnson
Over the years I’ve found that my mind and creative levels are at their highest right when I wake up. Not too surprising, I suppose, because the power of a good night’s rest is well documented.
Such was the case recently as I laid in bed one Sunday morning thinking about the types of advice I’ve been giving people (and of course applying in my own life) over the years. I started documenting these years ago and call them #micnuggets. I literally have a 17 page Word document full of #micnuggets that I hope to eventually turn into a book one day.
So here are some of the #micnuggets that popped into my head that one Sunday morning. Enjoy.
Trust your instincts.
Voraciously pursue happiness.
Surround yourself with awesome people.
Helping others is addicting.
Find someone who believes in you more than you believe in yourself.
Corporate job security and loyalty, for most people, is a myth.
You don’t realize how stiff career headwinds can be until you’re in a career with the wind at your back.
People are drawn to enthusiasm and optimism.
You don’t have to do it like everyone else does.
Do what you say you’re going to do…every time.
Once you figure it out, help other people figure it out.
Never stop dreaming… that’s where every reality starts.
Regularly brainstorm with yourself and with others…sometimes all it takes is one good idea.
Fear is part of the process of moving forward.
It isn’t failure if you learned from it.
You impact more peoples’ lives than you’ll ever know. Act accordingly.
Be the one that lets other people know that they aren’t crazy.
Walk in the light of your own authenticity and others will be drawn to you.
Always believe in your ability to figure it out.
It’s called the road less traveled by for a reason.
Every day you’re lucky enough to wake up, you have a choice to be awesome.
There are few things better than inspiring someone to make a positive change in their life.
Saying I’m sorry is one of the bravest things you can do.
Tell people how you feel. Being honest is better than the alternative.
Fill your life with people you love doing things you love doing.
Outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens.
Be organized… it’s better than the alternative.
Make a regular, conscious effort to reduce stress in your life.
The only critic that matters is you.
Any time spent on regret or envy is wasted time.
It doesn’t have to always be one way or another… sometimes it’s both.
You can learn a lot about life if you pay attention at funerals.
Stop procrastinating. Start doing.
You can always convince yourself it’s not the right time. The hardest part is having the courage to take the leap. Don’t be the person left standing on the high dive at the end of your life.
Don’t run away from your emotions. Things you put in the closet always end up falling on you.
Find mentors. Be a mentor.
Be a giver. Avoid the takers.
Stop beating yourself up. Life throws enough punches.
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