4 Random Thoughts That Are Blowing My Friggin’ Mind
Lately, I’ve been in a pensive mood.
I blame the summertime.
During the past few gloriously sunny months, I relocated and lived in some of my favorite cities—Wien and Warszawa—and I found a new one (Rīga).
I met some cool people, soaked up some amazing weather, and spent my time reading, drinking lots of coffee, doing client projects (I was helping rebrand a very well-known fitness supplement company), taking trips (Estonia was one of my favorites), and much more.
Yet when I’m living life, I don’t write as much—that’s just how I am.
The more time I spend on social media and electronic devices, the less I’m living life and vice versa.
Now, I’m back in Croatia and enjoying špica so I wanted to share the very best discoveries from the past few months—the ones that have been blowing my mind.
I hope they blow your mind too.
Some People Just Don’t Want a Good Thing
In The Big Leap by Dr. Gay Hendricks, there’s a concept called “deflection,” which I jokingly refer to as “the Asian-American experience.”
Basically, anytime someone gives you a compliment, you sheepishly “deflect it” with comments like, “Oh, I just got lucky, I hope they didn’t see how I messed up, etc.”
“Deflection keeps the positive energy from landing, being received, and being acknowledged.”
— Dr. Gay Hendricks
On the surface, it looks like you’re being humble instead of arrogant.
But in reality, it really shows you’re not able to accept a genuine compliment or praise. It shows you don’t feel comfortable feeling good about yourself. (It’s also annoying as f*ck to people who compliment you.)
But it goes beyond compliments.
What about all the good things in life that are right on your doorstep?
A lot of people get so damn close to all the things they ever want—and then they self-sabotage and lose it because they…